Michael Brown commemorated in Ferguson, USA


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USA: Mike Brown solidarity protest hits Ferguson on one year anniversary

7 August 2015

Close to 250 mourners marched through the streets of Ferguson to commemorate the first anniversary of the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, Friday.

From AFP news agency:

Hundreds march in Ferguson to mark anniversary of Brown shooting

Saturday 08 August 2015 21.47

Several hundred people have marched through Ferguson, Missouri to commemorate the police shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown marched on the eve of the first anniversary of his death, which shined a spotlight on race relations in America.

Led by Brown’s father, also named Michael, and the rest of his family, the crowd worked its way along one of the avenues hit by fierce rioting last November when a court decided not to indict the white officer who shot 18-year-old Brown.

Today’s rally was peaceful and boisterous, with a children’s marching band bringing up the rear of the parade. A large contingent of police was on hand.

Marchers shouted slogans such as “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “We do this for who? We do this for Mike Brown.”

The procession concluded at Normandy High School, which Brown attended.

Brown Sr. told reporters he was working hard at “keeping my son’s life still around.”

That means helping families and young people, he said, “whatever I can do to empower us as a people.”

Asked what has changed in America’s tortured race relations over the past year, Brown said: “Nothing, for me. Some families got justice through Michael Brown’s legacy, and that helped them. But I’m still trying to get through.”

Among the main events tomorrow, marchers will observe silence for 4.5 minutes.

That is because Brown’s body lay facedown in the street for around four and a half hours after the shooting, until it was taken away.

They will also stage a silent march to a church and hold a religious service.

A string of police killings of black suspects since the shooting has triggered an outpouring of anger at perceived police racism and prompted calls for change.

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