A Group of Exiled Tibetan Monks Stood in Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson [TWICE UPDATED]

"These men have come to #Ferguson, MO all the way from India, where they live in exile, to bring a message of PEACE." Image via @AntonioFrench on Twitter.

“These men have come to #Ferguson, MO all the way from India, where they live in exile, to bring a message of PEACE.” Image via @AntonioFrench on Twitter.

[SECOND UPDATE: Joshua Eaton has a great article about the monks and their participation for Tricycle‘s blog today. Don’t miss it. – 8/21/14]

[UPDATE: The Huffington Post has more on this story today. – 8/19/14]

A tip-of-the-hat to the Buddhist Peace Fellowship for this one, which came to their attention via Rohin Guha, an editor at The Aerogram:

There’s no denying that what’s been unfolding in the Missouri community of Ferguson has rattled people across the U.S. and the rest of the world. Which is why this clip shared by Antonio French, President of the North Campus organization, featuring Tibetan Monks from India standing in solidarity with Ferguson-area civilians at the protest of the killing of Mike Brown, goes a long way towards demonstrating how the power of peaceful assembly can indeed be something that can heal a community otherwise being torn asunder by an out-of-control police force.

Watch a Vine video of the monks at The Aerogram here.

For a good rundown of all that’s been happening in Ferguson, watch the below piece from last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver…

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