About 300 students at Princeton University took to the streets last night in response to the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting and death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown. The students marched along Prospect Avenue to the Woodrow Wilson School, chanting slogans like “No justice, no peace” and “Hands up, don’t shoot.”
The march was the first of a few events in Princeton that were planned as people prepared for the grand jury announcement. Two more events are planned in Princeton for tonight. The Princeton Friends Meeting House will host a prayer gathering, and the Coalition for Peace Action and other groups will gather in front of Palmer Square to protest. See details below.
Mostly sunny with a high of 59.
Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market and Bake Sale – Buy your Thanksgiving Dinner vegetables and dessert, and benefit two great causes. All proceeds benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church’s preschool scholarship fund. Loads of late-season produce donated from local farms. Baked Goods galore. Come to shop, come for family fun. Entertainment 12:30 – Music Together Family Sing-Along 2:30 – Riverside Bluegrass Band Children’s craft activities throughout the afternoon 4:30 – Singalong Pete Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to T.A.S.K. and be entered in a drawing for local business gift coupons. Noon to 5 p.m. Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 2688 Main Street (Route 206), Lawrence.
Rally for Racial Justice and Non-Violence – A group of Princeton area residents plans to gather at Tiger Park in front of Palmer Square 6 p.m. to protest the fact that the police officer in Ferguson, Missouri who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown will not be indicted. The Coalition for Peace Action is co-sponsoring a rally for racial justice and non-violence in Ferguson and America.
On the Day After the Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement – Gathering at the Princeton Friends Meetinghouse to pray for peace and justice. 470 Quaker Road, Princeton.
The Dinky train is back in service again today.
Quaker Road was closed early this morning because of a car accident. The road has been reopened.