CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union is dispatching a bus of protesters Saturday to join the weekend protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
The CTU and Teachers for Social Justice – a collective of far-left radical educators – announced they would “join people from across the country to stand up against racist police violence and demand Justice for Michael Brown.”
Brown was killed Aug. 9 by a police officer. The investigation is on-going.
The union invitation reads:
As you may already know, this weekend will mark an important national response to the brutal murder of Michael Bown (sic) in Ferguson and the continuing racial profiling and police attacks on youth of color throughout our country. Key national organizations such as the AFL-CIO, The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and many others have endorsed a national march in Ferguson on Saturday.
We at CTU could not stand silent. Our delegates voted to mobilize and send a bus to the march on Saturday, October 11th in Ferguson. Our bus will leave at 5:00 am on Saturday morning and will return by 9:00 pm on Saturday night.
We would like to invite members from your organizations to take our bus and march with us in this historic demonstration. Please join us!
(The group couldn’t spell Brown’s name correctly – that’s how much they care.)
According to the union, “CTU will participate, along with the national AFL-CIO, SEIU, Color of Change, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Code Pink and more, in the ‘Justice for All: National March and Rally’ in St. Louis.”
The Gateway Pundit reports authorities are gearing up for a “Weekend of Resistance.”
Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, is mulling a run for mayor of the Windy City.