For the past few months, a series of protests have targeted the homes of politicians, and Mayor James Knowles III figured his turn was coming soon, especially after Friday, when five residents filed an affidavit to remove him from office. And sure enough, about 6:45 a.m. Monday, roughly 10 protesters were outside his house, playing music along with sound bites of his own comments through a bullhorn. Knowles said he had warned his wife that if the protesters showed up at his door, he was going to open it, and so he did. “They were clearly not expecting that,” he said.
With his chin-strap beard and glasses, Knowles has served as the public face of a city at the center of a national debate about race relations for the past seven months, ever since then-Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Now that five city employees have lost their jobs in the aftermath of a blistering Department of Justice report on the city’s police department and municipal court, the calls for Knowles’ head have grown increasingly loud.
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