Tibetan monks join protestors in Ferguson

A group of exiled Tibetan monks made the journey from India and stood alongside protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, this week. The monks stood on the street with their hands up in surrender, a gesture that, along with signs and t-shirts reading “Don’t shoot,” has come to represent the protests and the frustration felt over the shooting of Michael Brown.

Some on the ground in Ferguson indicate that the response to the monks’ presence was overwhelmingly positive, with people lining up to hug them and take their pictures. ForĀ  photos and footage of the scene, click here.