At any moment, the announcement from the grand jury investigating the shooting of Michael Brown is expected.
Activists have been out on the streets drawing attention to the case and gearing up for what is almost universally assumed to be impending unrest.
Now, a group of protesters and activists have released a 9 minute “video communiqué” which shows the climate on the ground in Ferguson and St. Louis.
This includes videos and interviews from “Vonderrit Meyers Sr., Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III, celebrated artist and HandsUpUnited.org cofounder Tef Poe, Taurean Russell, Lost Voices organizer Low Key, Millennial Activists United co-creator Ashley Yates, activist and Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, Damon Davis — a volunteer with The Don’t Shoot Coalition, Canfield Watchmen founder David Whitt, as well as local Ferguson business managers.”
Activists from “Hands Up United” say that “Viewers are encouraged to tweet, share, and embed the video using the accompanying hashtag #FergusonSpeaks — extended raw clips of each of the video’s subjects are available upon request.”