1. Beginning and various of march to federal courthouse, including activist and scholar Cornel West
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Reverend Starsky Wilson, co-chair of the Ferguson Commission and an organizer of march
"We are seeking to raise the issues of accountability, in the negotiations with the Ferguson police department, from the things that have already been identified in the Department of Justice report and call into question quite frankly, what should still be in place there in the Ferguson police department. We have well documented discrimination, we have well documented challenges there, we have only seen a surface change, we have not seen structural change. So this morning's action at the Department of Justice is calling attention to those things and calling for that office to bring more of its weight to bear particularly in the Ferguson Police Department, but also in the various police departments in our region and criminal justice across the country. We have seen the move towards change, we recognize these are deeply ingrained systems in our community, in our nation, in our history, they are going to take years to shift, but we are going to continue to be impatient, we will continue to push, we will continue to resist, we will continue to be urgent about those things and call for those who sit in seats of power to take the same kind of urgency as well."
3. Various of police and demonstrators advancing on courthouse
About 50 protesters have been arrested after blocking the entrance to a St. Louis federal courthouse while calling for more aggressive U.S. government response to what they call racist law enforcement practices.
The arrests of scholar and civil rights activist Cornel West and the few dozen others were part of what's been billed as a national day of civil disobedience.
They come a day after the one-year observance of the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown, and police shooting there Sunday night that wounded another black 18-year-old, who police say fired on officers during nighttime protests.
Monday's arrests came after a roughly mile-long march from a St. Louis church to the Eagleton courthouse. That's where marchers demanded federal action to stop what policing they say targets minorities. The protesters then scaled a waist-high barricade, staging a sit-in before advancing past police to the entrances.