The father of #MikeBrown, the teen who was fatally shot after severely injuring officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson, MO, police department is asking for “peace” during the funeral for his son.
Hundreds have gathered in St. Louis for the annual Peace Festival, which this year took on a special theme following the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown by the police. The boy’s father used the opportunity to ask for peace at his funeral on Monday.
Michael Brown Sr. marched on Sunday, together with the crowds, while the parents of the slain black Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, were also present to draw attention to the issues and advocate for peace over violence.
“Tomorrow all I want is peace,” Brown Sr. told the gathering ahead of Monday’s funeral for his son.“That’s all I ask.”
More than a thousand people are expected to show up to mourn the young man.
Rev. the race-baiting bastard known as Al Sharpton, Michael’s parents spoke of their gratitude to the public for the outpouring of heartfelt support they’ve received in the past two weeks.
“We don’t want anything tomorrow to happen that might defile the name of Michael Brown,” Sharpton told the crowds. “This is not about our rage tomorrow. It’s about the legacy and memory of his son.”