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Cornel West arrested in Ferguson

Photos hit Twitter immediately.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Posted on Oct 13, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 10:20 am CDT

Activist and academic Dr. Cornel West was arrested during demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo. He was on the scene to protest police brutality against black males, including the August shooting death of Michael Brown and another incident on Saturday, another 18-year-old killed by police just miles from Ferguson.

Here’s Fusion’s livestream of the protests:

The arrest hit Twitter within seconds.

.@CornelWest was just handcuffed by police in Ferguson – LIVE: via @ThisIsFusion

— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) October 13, 2014

Dr. Cornell West arrested. #ferguson

— Craig Cheatham (@CheathamKMOV) October 13, 2014

#cornellwest arrested and in police van now in act of civil disobedience #moralmonday #fergusonoctober

— Shadi Rahimi (@shadirahimi) October 13, 2014

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*First Published: Oct 13, 2014, 2:32 pm CDT