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Angry and hurt protestors took to the streets of St. Louis Thursday night (Oct. 9) and set ablaze a number of American flags over the latest Shaw shooting.

Turmoil has progressively heightened following the fatal gun-down of 18-year-old Vonderrick Myers Jr. by an off-duty white police officer. The reported 16 shots he fired into the youth sparked yet another uproar amongst citizens still stinging from the wrongful death of Michael Brown. “It’s not our flag,” said Elizabeth Vega to USA Today, an artist who’s been protesting since Brown’s demise. “Our children are being killed in the street. This flag doesn’t cover black or brown people.” Naturally, a public outcry ensued over Black folks burning the nation’s flag. But perhaps this can prompt those so infuriated to compare their feelings with the marginalized who have to worry over the lives of their black and brown offsprings.

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