Protesters in Ferguson have continued to up the ante, first interrupting the St. Louis orchestra with a Requiem for Mike Brown on Saturday night and then protesting at the Cardinals baseball game in nearby St. Louis on Monday night. While protestors were met with a positive response at the opera, what happened on Monday night at the baseball game was much worse. Mostly white Cardinals fans taunted protested with chants about poverty, Africa and showed their support of the white officer who killed the unarmed black teen.
The ugly confrontation was caught on video outside of Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals took on the Los Angeles Dodgers in a National League baseball playoff game. A group of protesters gathered outside Gate 4, a smoking section outside the stadium, and began urging “Justice for Mike Brown!” as they held up signs and an upside down American flag.
“We’re the ones who f—–g gave all y’all all the freedoms that you have!” a petite blond white woman, holding a beer and rally towel, yells at the protesters.
Oh. Really? Well certainly things can’t get any worse than that. Oh wait. They did.
On Monday, the peaceful protests quickly turned ugly but not violent. Smokers clad in Cardinals jersey responded to chants of “Justice for Mike Brown!” with jeers of “Let’s Go Darren!” in reference to Wilson. One fan taped over the name across the back of a Cardinals jersey and hand wrote “I am Darren Wilson.”
“If they’d be working, we wouldn’t have this problem!” yelled one elderly white man.
At one point, a woman asks the cameraman, “What are you?” and disputes the fact he is a Marine veteran. The cameraman, Mustafa Hussein for Argus News, later tweeted a photo of himself as a Marine in uniform and explained that the upside American flag is a sign of a “country in distress. And these protesters believe the country is in distress.”
Fans later started a chant of “Get a job!” and, in response to a chant of “USA!” one man yells “Go home” while a white woman, the same who spoke about giving freedom, chants back, “Africa!”
Another fan tells the protesters to pull up their pants.
“Go tear your own neighborhood up, see what that does,” one man taunts.
There was no report of arrests stemming from the oral confrontation between the two groups.
But there’s no race problem in America? America is colorless? Yeah ok.
Watch the video below.