- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Racial tensions simmered outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis Monday night as Cardinals fans clashed with Ferguson protesters, who were there demonstrating for slain teen Michael Brown.

Protesters gathered outside the stadium ahead of the Cardinals-Dodgers game to call for justice for 18-year-old Brown, who was fatally shot in August by Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson.

DeadSpin posted a live stream video, via Argus Streaming News, showing Cardinals fans countering chants of “Justice for Mike Brown” with “Let’s go, Darren.”

As protesters began chanting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” one white woman chanted “Africa! Africa!” Another fan called a protester a “crackhead” and told him to visit a dentist, while another later said “remove your hat” and “pull up your pants,” the Huffington Post reported.

At one point in the video, Ferguson protesters begin chanting, “Fight back! Fight back!” and a Cardinals fan chants, “Get a job! Get a job!”

“If they’d be working, we wouldn’t have this problem,” another man says in the video.

“We’re the ones who [expletive] gave all you all the freedom that you got,” a woman yells later, the Post reported.

Argus News’ Mustafa Hussein, who shot the video, told the Riverfront Times: “The sad part about it is, the fans that were there, you have no idea if they came in for the playoff game from outside the St. Louis area … It really portrays St. Louis as super racist and [expletive], but there’s no way to prove those fans were from here.”

St. Louis County Police said the protesters “demonstrated in a lawful manner” and no arrests were made, the Post reported.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide