From street mob activist to White House guest—
20 year-old Ferguson activist Rasheen Aldridge met with Barack Obama this week in the White House to discuss Ferguson. He was the president’s guest. No Ferguson business owners or Ferguson police officers were invited to the publicized event.
On Monday several Ferguson protest leaders met with Barack Obama in the White House.
** Ashley Yates, Millennial Activists United
** Rasheen Aldridge, Young Activists St. Louis
** Brittany Packnett, St. Louis educator and activist
** T-Dubb-O, St. Louis hip-hop artist
** James Hayes, Ohio Students Association
** Phillip Agnew, Dream Defenders
** Jose Lopez, Make the Road New York
After meeting with President Obama this week Rasheen told reporters.
“We want [the president] to come out and have accountability for police, we want him to acknowledge our pain, and that we have been peaceful.“
Rasheen Aldridge was just charged with assaulting a security guard at St. Louis City Hall.
Rasheen Aldridge, the youngest member of the newly-established Ferguson Commission, was arrested in November for allegedly assaulting a guard at City Hall during Ferguson-related protests.
According to court records, Aldridge, 22, was one of several protesters who marched outside St. Louis City Hall on November 26. During the protests, City Hall went on lockdown and several protesters, including Aldridge, tried to gain entry, prosecutors said.
While trying to gain access, the group began chanting and shouting at a security guard who was blocking the doorway before Aldridge allegedly shoved him.
Aldridge is charged with 3rd degree assault.
Aldridge is a member of Young Activists United. He told News 4 at the time of his appointment that he was somewhat hesitant to accept an appointment to the commission.