Activists still demand Ferguson mayor leave office

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Activists spent several hours Wednesday outside city hall, calling for Mayor James Knowles III to resign.

FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protestors who stood outside the Ferguson City Hall for several hours Wednesday still want to see Mayor James Knowles III resign or be recalled.

The group has asked a St. Louis County judge to accept signatures on their recall petition, which were recently ruled invalid.

One of the voters whose signature is in question is Jasper Hutton, who suffered a stroke several years ago, which may have affected his current signature.

“We want to send a message to the City of Ferguson, the mayor, the council people, that the people of this community, their signatures matter,” said Phil Gassoway, spokesman for Ground Level Support. “When they signed the recall petition trying to start the recall effort of the mayor, their signature should have been counted.”

A county court will ultimately determine if there are enough valid signatures to proceed with a recall.