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Protesters, including Cornel West, march to the Ferguson, Mo., police station, Monday, Oct. 13. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Protesters, including Cornel West, march to the Ferguson, Mo., police station, Monday, Oct. 13. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
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Late Tuesday night, the Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird of First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain returned to Boston from Ferguson, Missouri, where she took part in Monday's rally on behalf of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by a white police officer in August.

Dozens of arrests were made during the protests, including of two of Wiest-Laird's colleagues: First Baptist's formation and justice pastor Osagyefo Sekou and minister of music Colin Cushman. Philosopher and activist Dr. Cornel West was also arrested.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with two reverends at First Baptist about their Ferguson experience.

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Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird, head pastor at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. She tweets @revashlee. The church tweets @FirstBaptistJP.

Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, pastor for formation and justice. He tweets @RevSekou.

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WBUR: Boston Reverend Discusses Arrest In Ferguson, Mo.

  • "Four days of demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo., reached a peak Monday with the arrest of about 50 people protesting the August police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown."

The Boston Globe: Two From Jamaica Plain Church Arrested At Ferguson Protest

  • "Two members of a Jamaica Plain church were among those arrested during a rally that drew hundreds to the street outside the Ferguson, Mo., police station Monday as part of weekend-long demonstrations to protest the killing of Michael Brown."

This segment aired on October 15, 2014.

Sacha Pfeiffer Twitter Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.

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