Showing solidarity with protestors in Ferguson

People in the Valley continue to gather here to show solidarity with protestors in Ferguson.
People in the Valley continue to gather here to show solidarity with protestors in Ferguson.

The nightly clashes between officers in riot gear and people in Ferguson are causing some in the Valley to rally together. Over the weekend Bryson White joined others in Fresno to protest what they believe is the unfair treatment of minorities by law enforcement. White is now taking that message straight to Missouri.

"I think there could have been a greater partnership between law enforcement and community members to bring about a more peaceful solution instead of law enforcement having a heavy handed approach in the community," said White.

On Wednesday White and two other Christian leaders will join about a thousand clergy on the streets of Ferguson to try and bring peace to an area that's seen intense violence since the shooting of Michael Brown.

"It almost looks like we are looking back into the past around 40 years in the 1960s," added White.

In Downtown Fresno another group held up signs to combat what they call police brutality targeting people of color. One man told us his nephew 22 year-old Miguel Moreno Torrez who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in June was gunned down for no reason. "When he came out of his house he had his hands up," he said.

Police say Torrez had been drinking for hours and put a large carving knife inches away from his brother's face before they fired.

The circumstances surrounding Brown's shooting are still under investigation.



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