It's no secret that some of those fomenting the riots and protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are Communists. A Vine video posted on Twitchy Saturday shows protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, openly calling for a Communist revolution in America.
"The only solution is a Communist revolution," protesters are heard chanting. Pictures posted at Twitchy also show protesters holding signs saying "racist cops" must be "smashed" with a Communist revolution.
Paul Hampel, a reporter with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, said on Twitter that Communist Party members led Friday night's protest while disseminating literature for their cause. "A century later," he said in another tweet, "a Trotsky-esque plea toward National Guard troops: 'turn the guns around and shoot the bosses down.'"
Older protesters, he said, made references to Kent State, the site of a protest in Ohio where anti-Vietnam War demonstrators were killed. Hampel also posted several Vine videos to his Twitter feed, and said that 15 people were arrested, citing Dept. of Public Safety spokesman Mike O'Connell.
Protesters wanted much more than Communist revolution, however. According to CBS News' Jonathan Blakely, some protesters openly called for the murder of Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot Brown.
"Who do we want? Darren Wilson," protesters chanted. "How do we want him? Dead!" Blakely said in another tweet the people leading the chants for revolution and murder "haven't been here consistently the past few months" and are "not aligned with majority of protestors."
It's not the first time Ferguson protesters have called for Wilson's death. As we reported on Tuesday, a number of people called for Wilson's murder on Twitter despite the sites' clear rules against such posts. Many others have used the site to call for genocide of white people.
The radical Islamist group ISIS has also reached out to Ferguson protesters, offering to send fighters if activists accept Islam and swear loyalty to its leader. So far, protest leaders have not publicly indicated if they will accept the offer of help.
“If Darren Wilson walks, America must be brought to a halt," said Lou Downey, a supporter of the Revolutionary Communist Party. "That means no business as usual. It means blocking streets and walking out of schools. It means we refuse to accept this.”