Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri were joined by a group of exiled Tibetan monks over the weekend in response to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, earlier this month. Since Brown’s death, residents of Ferguson have taken to the streets to protest the unfair treatment of the black community.
Following several violent outbreaks in the town, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson, and set a curfew over the weekend which has since been removed. However, the violence has continued and, in response, Governor Nixon has decided to send the National Guard to the town.
The protests haven’t just affected the United States either, the shockwaves are being felt across the globe, and people from all over the world are offering their support to the protestors. It was just recently that Twitter users from the Gaza Strip compared the violence in Ferguson to the unrest in their own country, and even offered tips on how to handle tear gas attacks.
Now, with even exiled Tibetan monks joining the protests, the White House is starting to take a serious look at what’s going on in Ferguson. Tibet is a country that has been occupied by China for decades, and is facing one of the longest standing human rights crisis in the world, a symbol of just how bad things have become in the United States.
Read more about the story at The Huffington Post.