Talib Kweli helped establish a The Action Support Committee to offer support to those who had been protesting for over 60 days and fighting against heavy resistance from Ferguson and St. Louis police.
The Committee aimed to raise $25,000 and disperse the money in the form of grants to those in need. The Committee’s GoFundMe campaign surpassed the $25,000 goal and raised $112,052 before the fundraising campaign ended in January.
Kweli addressed the Committee’s goals via the following written statement:
“These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms,” Kweli said. “The overly militarized police force in Ferguson has attempted to criminalize them by harassing and throwing them in jail for exercising their right to peaceful protest. We hope these funds help to empower.”
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