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National "Day of Rage" Kind of a Day of Failure

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Protesters rage in Washington, D.C.

Last week's "National Moment of Silence" for Michael Brown and other victims of police brutality was, by all accounts, cathartic, widespread and successful. Thursday's "Day of Rage," however, seemed to be anything but.

One week after a citizen-organized, nonviolent national moment of silence (#NMOS14) was held in more than 100 cities around the country, anarchist group Anonymous called for a similar "Day of Rage" -- national protests that would be held simultaneously on August 21. In its video encouraging the protests, Anonymous demanded the following:

We continue to demand that Congress take immediately action and pass a bill that will enforce bodily cameras on local and state authorities titled Mike Brown's Law. The petition is located in the description. We also demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of the identified shooter immediately. Aug. 21 is our day to rise up. Our presence will continue unless our demands are met.

See also:
- Boston, New York, Chicago, More Say 'Hands Up' for Michael Brown, Ferguson
- Anonymous Threatens STL County Police Chief's Daughter, Then Backtracks

Many Anonymous supporters took to Twitter to discuss the #DayOfRage and organize dozens of demonstrations in the United States. It even appeared that the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo about the national event:

But, perhaps because the effort wasn't quite as cohesive as #NMOS14 was or because the word "rage" turned people off, potential participants didn't quite band together:

Even the locals didn't appear to care for the event.

ST. LOUIS

Still, a few cities managed to pull together some protesters, even if the crowds were a little thin.

BOSTON


BALTIMORE


HOUSTON

Some cities did a little better.

DES MOINES

And some drew actual crowds.

SAN FRANCISCO


WASHINGTON, D.C.

See our complete Michael Brown/Ferguson coverage here.

But after reviewing many confused tweets pertaining to what #DayOfRage was and when it would happen, we found this one from Boston to be emblematic of Anonymous' efforts:

Follow Allison Babka on Twitter at @ambabka, or email her at allison.babka@riverfronttimes.com.


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21 comments
Caroline Truelove
Caroline Truelove

Cindy Melchin VanLandegen. Some of the stupidity that is going on here....

Martin Gilbertson
Martin Gilbertson

Anonymous has lost our respect. They are unorganized and their message is no longer serving the people, but their own agenda.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

the narrative is slowy switching over to the officer being completely justified in this shooting and that isn't sexy so the media is moving on.

Lydia Perez
Lydia Perez

Cody and Aj , thought you would like this article as much as I did. Lol.

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Let's have a national holiday for rage....every time you run out if shit and wanna loot

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Anonymous cut they SKEEERD. DON'T really give a fickle who you miscreants are anyway yo.

Anthony Hargett
Anthony Hargett

Rick Firestein. That article is of course, divisional racist crap

Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan

Ha Ha!!!!! Anonymous, the cowards, why else would someone want to hide who they are

Sue Britt
Sue Britt

This (entire outcry over the last two weeks) is the kind of stuff I thought would happen the morning after I read Bush v. Gore, but nothing. Then, I thought it might happen after no one went to jail for crashing our economy gambling with other people's money, but no. By the time the SCOTUS voted that corporations are people, I had given up on all you youngin's. Hmmmm.

Mary Diane Cottonaro Gibson
Mary Diane Cottonaro Gibson

Now they are protesting in Belleville at the courthouse. Its made of mirrored glass, wonder how many will throw stuff at it just to hear it break.

Bonnie Allison
Bonnie Allison

What if all the protesters are starting to realize they may be wrong? What happens when they find out the officer was doing his job and the end result was caused by the willful action of the decedent. Imagine that.

Kenny Pitts
Kenny Pitts

Ok these assholes are starting to remind me of the westboro baptist church assholes that protest funerals. Fucking domestic terrorists.

Jackie McGarry
Jackie McGarry

Finally. Something goes right in this shitstorm.

Billy Shaw
Billy Shaw

They pissed a lot of people off when they were threatening people's family. Also people tend to not like hackers in general.

Steven Torlina
Steven Torlina

Don't fucking make a joke out of something serious do uchebag

Constance Cafazza
Constance Cafazza

oooooo weeee simmer down now before you blow a gasket Mr. Anger Man! Bwa aha hahaaaaaa!

Steven Torlina
Steven Torlina

what a bunch of fuck tards an they say they are peaceful god I wish someone skull fucks these motherfuckers

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