Saturday, January 31, 2015

And their point is? Anti-racism protesters disrupt St. Louis RV Show

The protests about the shooting death of shoplifter Michael Brown have reached the silly stage.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
About 30 anti-racism activists walked through the St. Louis RV Vacation & Travel Show on Saturday with "Face Racism" and "Are you comfortable?" drawn on their cheeks and foreheads.

The silent protest at America's Center involved college students, clergy and legal activists, including a few who have been regularly protesting since the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson.

Some held slips of paper with "White Only" and "No Coloreds," drawing confused looks from some shopping for RVs and trailers. A few activists left the slips of paper inside RVs, leading to complaints from attendees and exhibitors, some of whom were African-American.
Exactly what do recreational vehicles have to do with racism? Did the protesters choose the RV exhibition because the hall was heated?

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