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Deaths of six men tied to Ferguson protests alarm activists
AssociatedPress, March 18, 2019
Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died in apparent “suicides.” Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose.
The six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play.
Ferguson erupted in protests in August 2014 after officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown during a street confrontation. Brown was unarmed, but Wilson said he fired in self-defense when the Black teenager approached him.
A grand jury declined to charge Wilson in November 2014, prompting one of the most violent nights of demonstrations, and one of the first activist deaths.
Activists say there is a possible connection of the deaths to the protests. Fear persists in Ferguson four and a half years after Brown’s death, citing threats — mostly anonymous — that protest leaders continue to receive.
The Rev. Darryl Gray said he found a box inside his car. When the bomb squad arrived, no explosives were found but a 6-foot python was inside.
Deandre Joshua’s body was found inside a burned car blocks from the protest. The 20-year-old was shot in the head before the car was torched.( Collapse )