Dr. Cornel West was arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday during a protest.

According to The Huffington Post, West earlier told a crowd he intended as much:

“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” West said during a discussion on Sunday night. “I came here to go to jail.”

West, 61, is a noted academic, activist and author.

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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