Topics

Howard University
Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night
Trapped in Ferguson protest zone: 3 students describe tense night

Three college student from Ferguson found themselves trapped overnight behind the riot-ready police lines of this embattled St. Louis suburb roiling over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.   The women had come to protest but were unprepared for the sporadic clashes that unfolded after dark between police and demonstrators.   Alexis Tucker had talked her two high school classmates into coming: Alexis Mays, a cautious biology major with a stylish handbag, and Elvony Pleasant, a psychology major with a quick wit. Tucker, 19, a sophomore communications major at Howard University, had been protesting all week, despite her parents’ concern about her safety. Like...

Loading