Ferguson organizers interviewed
Ferguson, MO organizers Dhoruba Toure Shakur & Sixela Yoccm were interviewed by Ted Forsyth of Rochester Indymedia on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Shakur and Yoccm came here to share their experiences with the Rochester community. The night before we sat down, the two were introduced by community activists and organizers Ricardo Adams and Yusef Bunchy Shakur to a packed house at the Flying Squirrel Community Space. "They think it's a game, they think it's a joke!" would be the first of three speaking engagements in Rochester before the two headed back to Ferguson.
Up to the point of coming to Rochester, both organizers had been on the streets of Ferguson for over 70 days organizing with Tribe X and the Freedom Fighters since the murder of Mike Brown by officer Darren Wilson.
The music in the interview video is "212°" by Jasiri X (Produced by Soy Sos).
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