RI peace advocates go to Ferguson

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Peace workers from Rhode Island are in Ferguson, Missouri, assisting in the continued effort to ease the violence that has taken over the city.

Four workers from the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence arrived in Ferguson Thursday night, according to The Providence Journal.

Protests and violence erupted in the city after 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9.

The workers are offering support to Ferguson residents and will try teaching nonviolence training.
The group is expected to remain in Ferguson through Saturday evening.

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