Peaceful Ferguson rally in Bloomington

About 25 people gathered around the McLean County Museum of History in downtown Bloomington Monday night with thoughts of the events in Ferguson, Missouri in mind.

Ever since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, there have been riots and rallies throughout the country.

The most violent riots have been in Ferguson, and have included looting, damaging, and vandalizing property.

The National Guard has been brought into Ferguson to assist the local police.

The rally in Bloomington on Monday night was the second one, after a similar rally on the ISU Quad the night before. The rally in Bloomington lasted for more than an hour, and a third rally is planned for next Sunday, Aug. 24 on ISU’s campus.

One attendee to the rally on Monday night was Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner.

According to the Pantagraph, Renner wants to make sure that no abuse or hatred of that kind will come to the twin cities.

Bloomington resident Angelique Racki was the main organizer of the rally. She spoke to the people at the rally after being inspired by similar rallies in other cities.

Many other Bloomington-Normal residents and leaders also spoke to the crowd.

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