Johnetta ‚ÄúNetta‚ÄĚ Elzie is arrested in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 10, 2015.
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Johnetta¬†‚ÄúNetta‚Ä̬†Elzie and¬†DeRay Mckesson are among the handful of activists¬†who stayed in Ferguson, Mo., long after the Michael Brown protests died down. They organized conference calls and panels and put together a newsletter to keep the nation and media outlets aware of the ongoing efforts to fight police brutality in the working-class community.¬†

Elzie was arrested Monday in St. Louis during protests to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Brown’s death. Her arrest was partially captured in a video clip released on Vine and Twitter.

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Eerily enough, Elzie had posted a message on Twitter earlier that day saying that if she was arrested and died, she was ‚Äúnot suicidal‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒa direct reference to Sandra Bland‚Äôs arrest, a woman in Texas who died while in police custody in early July. Texas officials say that Bland committed suicide in her jail cell. Her family disputes that finding.

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People who attended Monday’s protests said that Mckesson was also arrested, as well as Cornel West.

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A Huffington Post reporter explained that Elzie and Mckesson would be getting the legal equivalent of a slap on the wrist and would be released later Monday.

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Since Elzie and Mckesson are two public figures in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, activists on Twitter posted encouraging messages.

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