What would you call people who chase a guy from their protest meeting and beat him up? Kinda sounds… thuggish.. doesn’t it? Just don’t say that in public because that would be raaacist!
“Maybe they thought I was a cop or that I was livestreaming something I should not have been livestreaming.”
Some Ferguson protest strategists turned on one of their own Thursday night, allegedly beating a man they accused of sending out unauthorized video of a meeting at Greater St. Mark Missionary Church in unincorporated north St. Louis County.
County police confirmed that they are investigating.
The victim, identified as Chris Schaefer, an University of Missouri-St. Louis student, was chased from the church, at 9950 Glen Owen Drive, and beaten outside. He was treated for his injuries at a hospital.
Another attendee at the meeting described what happened:
“The meeting started at around 7:30 and I got there a little late and sat down front,’ she said. “I was listening to what was going on and, all of a sudden, somebody yells out, ‘There’s a phone off the hook!'”
“Others started repeating it, and then I see some members of the Lost Voices moving towards this young man.”Bynes said the group chased Schaefer outside.
“They got him up against the wall. I couldn’t really see what was happening to him but I assumed he was getting beaten up,” she said.
Bynes said Schaefer ran in a panic onto Chambers Road, where he tried in vain to flag down passing vehicles for help. She said Schaefer was able to reach the relative security of the Walgreens pharmacy at Chambers and West Florissant roads in Dellwood.
Now I’m sure most of the protesters are actually peaceful, but it doesn’t take many to force a peaceful protest into a dangerous and violent confrontation. So what are the chances they’ll be peaceful when Darren Wilson is exonerated by the Grand Jury?