Congressional Black Associates arranged a demonstration in protest of the killing of unarmed persons by police.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 was a historical day in citizen protest in the United States. Members of Congress, Congressional staffers, and other Capitol employees walked out onto the steps of the House of Representatives, and raised their hands in protest of the grand jury decisions not to indict the murderers of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
As protestors stood in silent solidarity with all unarmed black men killed by police, Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black prayed over the crowd:
“Forgive us when we have failed to lift our voices for those who couldn’t speak or breathe for themselves…May we not forget that in our history injustice has often been maintained because good people failed to promptly act.”
Among the protestors were Texas Democratic Representatives Joaquin Castro and Marc Veasey, Maryland Democratic Representative, Elijah Cummings, and nine mothers of sons who were killed by police who have been recently pleading to Congress for a bill to end police brutality.
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