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11.21.14 News Ferguson
David McCarville • The Daily Beacon

Students and staff filled a lecture hall in the Alumni Memorial Building on Wednesday to hear the stories from six Knoxvillians who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri. 

UT students witness Ferguson protests firsthand

Hands up – don't shoot.

Wednesday evening, students and staff packed into a lecture hall in the Alumni Memorial Building, filling every seat and lining the walls, to hear the experiences of six Knoxvillians who recently traveled to Ferguson, Missouri.

The group drove seven hours to the St. Louis suburb to take part in the social movement protesting the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man who was killed, unarmed, by a white police officer Aug. 9.

Josh Inwood, associate professor of geography and one of the event's organizers, said the underlying economic, racial and social causes of ...