MOSCOW(Sputnik) – Michael Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., led the rally in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, where the 18-year-old had been fatally shot by a white police officer on August 9, 2014.
Michael Brown Sr (centre) leading a march in memory of his son ahead of the anniversary of his death in Ferguson pic.twitter.com/FrXAFS2yOC— Aleem Maqbool (@AleemMaqbool) 8 августа 2015
The march follows a largely peaceful rally outside the Ferguson Police Department that took place overnight, in which the mostly African-American crowd expressed frustration with US law enforcement and policymakers.
Ferguson has become a flashpoint of nationwide unrest in late 2014 and early 2015 after a grand jury chose not to indict Brown’s shooter, Darren Wilson.
Brown Sr. is scheduled to lead another march on Sunday and a group of activists are expected to launch a day of mass civil disobedience in commemoration of Brown’s death later that night.