Ferguson protests come to Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY —
As protestors continue to take to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, to call for justice for the shooting death of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown, more than 100 people turned out at the Oklahoma Capitol to rally and discuss race-related issues in the state.State leaders and activists gathered at the capitol on Thursday to hold a rally of their own, calling for justice in the Brown shooting. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot to death by a white police officer. The "Hold Your Hands Up, Don't Shoot! Make Your Vote Count Rally" began at 11 a.m. on the north steps of the State Capitol. The rally featured speakers from groups including the NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union, Council on American-Islamic Relations and the gay rights organization -- Cimarron Alliance. The NAACP was in attendance to call for support against senseless shootings and racial profiling. The Oklahoma state NAACP President Anthony Douglas, and State Rep. Anastasia Pittman attended the rally, which was open to anyone. State Representative Mike Shelton said it's important not to paint everyone with a broad brush, but to stand up for injustice.