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12.2.13 News Ferguson Protest
Hannah Cather • The Daily Beacon

Rilwan Balogun, one of the leaders of Tuesday's protests, left, and Tashika Griffith, Associate Dean of Students, speak with KPD Chief David Rausch about how to peacefully end the traffic-blocking rally.

Ferguson protesters stand in solidarity

"Regardless of the honks and the words and the hollers, we're going to stay there. We're going to make you reroute your life as a sign that we need to reroute this system."

With this call-to-arms, Drost Kokoye and a group of students from various majors who helped plan the protest, led over 100 UT students to the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and Sixteenth Street to block traffic and raise awareness for police brutality and racial discrimination in the United States.

The group, comprised of students and some faculty from diverse races and backgrounds, participated in a short ...