(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Members of the hacking group Anonymous are calling for a “peaceful day of rage” this Thursday as a protest against police brutality following the recent shooting of Ferguson, MO, teen Mike Brown.
“We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for those who are suffering in Ferguson,” says a video posted by the group. “It is our time to get up from our couches, to turn off the TV and to gather and raise our voices. Anonymous continues plans to assist with protests by leaving our keyboards and going on the ground with our brethren. Our collective will join with those who demonstrate on the streets.”
Following the video, Anonymous released a list of times and locations for 36 cities ranging from Orlando to Los Angeles to New Orleans as where protests are to take place tomorrow.
Anonymous has been extremely active in calling for action in this case. Last week the activists released dispatch tapes and a photo and name of the officer they believed to have been responsible for the shooting, though the information turned out to be inaccurate.
Additionally, the group has started a petition to congress to pass a “Mike Brown Law” that would require all state, county, and local police to wear a camera at all times in order to prevent “police misconduct.”