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For a similar reason, if I were among the protesters I would ask Al Sharpton to shut up and go away, since he is a more divisive figure than anything else.
I don't think there is a civil rights activist/leader in history who wasn't called divisive.
From my experience, almost any sympathetic public attention to your cause is very important when you are dealing with the police. I was very happy when Al Sharpton joined us for a critical mass ride one night. It brought lots of attention and diversity, and was really magnanimous of him to help us out. David Lee Roth mentioned joining us on his radio show, but as far as I know, Al Sharpton is the most renown person to join NYC critical mass during those 'police crackdown' times.
Also have to mention the support of Norman Siegel.
Cornell West is the strongest supporter of the rights of the people of Ferguson that I can think of. I can't name anyone else of much fame publicly supporting the people on the streets. Am I missing anyone?