Members of the Congressional staff organized a protest for justice for the murders of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, who were both killed by police officers, who were not indicted for their crimes.
The staff were so angry about the decision of the officers non-indictment that they all walked out of the meeting 3:30 EST (1:30 PST) and stood onto the steps of Capitol Hill while raising their hands up, which symbolizes not only the murder of Michael Brown, but also the frustration and anger members of the Congressional Black Associates are facing after the non-indictment of Ferguson Police Department officer Darren Wilson and New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Joining the members of Congressional staff members in support were the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association and Congressional Hispanic Staff Association. After a prayer was said by U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, participants of the protest stood there quietly with their hands raised and went their separate ways.
If this does not screams power and justice, I don’t know what does.
Check out the photo below for an image of the protest.
Image via CNN