Ferguson Update: Monday, August 25, 2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The family of 18-year-old Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest. The funeral for Brown begins this morning. Brown's great uncle will deliver the eulogy, and the Rev. Al Sharpton is also expected to speak. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and three White House aides will be among those attending Monday's public funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis. At a festival yesterday in St. Louis, Michael Brown Sr. told the crowd that all he wants today is peace.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered in St. Louis for a peace festival that was planned well before the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson. Organizer James Clark said he did not think the timing was a coincidence. Peace Fest 2014 came some two weeks after Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown.