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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Joins ‘Ferguson October’ Protests

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Joins ‘Ferguson October’ Protests

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Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams was one of the thousands who rallied in Ferguson, Missouri over the weekend seeking justice for the the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

In August, race riots between locals and law enforcement officials in Ferguson erupted after Brown, an 18-year-old African-American, was shot and killed by a white police officer investigating a robbery.

While a grand jury is still meeting to decide whether the cop who killed Brown will be charged, thousands of citizens gathered in Ferguson on Friday for “Ferguson October”, a planned weekend of four-day protests.

Williams joined in on Saturday as they marched 12 miles from Ferguson to nearby St. Louis, demanding the officer under trial be charged with a crime.

The actor documented his weekend on his various social media accounts, posting photos of himself talking to protesters and in the thick of the crowd’s march to St. Louis.

One photo, showing Williams giving comfort to a distraught female protester, was posted alongside the caption, “This is a two way street. Ferguson, MO Oct 11, 2014.”

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Williams is also part of the Question Bridge: Black Males video project team, which is documenting Ferguson October to “archiving the thoughts and concerns of the people and recording Black males asking and answering the questions that matter to them,” according to his Tumblr page.

Williams isn’t the only celebrity in town to show support for the protests – artists such as Talib Kweli, dead prez, and Jasiri X performed at a free Hip Hop 4 Justice concert on Sunday.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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