Dr. Cornel West got what he said he wanted.
|Dr. Cornel West speaks at a five-hour #FergusonOctober event at Fubar on October 12, 2014. Dubbed "Hip-Hop 4 Justice," the event also featured Dead Prez, Dr. Cornel West, Jasiri X and Talib Kweli.|
West, a prominent author, activist and the keynote speaker at Sunday's mass meeting at Chaifetz Arena, was arrested Monday morning during protests in front of the Ferguson Police Department.
Update, 3:50 p.m.: Read below for an update from St. Louis County Police about West's arrest.
West told supporters during Ferguson October, a four-day protest against police brutality sparked by the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, that he wanted to be arrested.
Read more Riverfront Times coverage of Michael Brown and Ferguson.
"It's a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn't come here to give a speech," he said Sunday night. "I came here to go to jail."More »