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USA: Vigil for Michael Brown held on anniversary of his death02:32

USA: Vigil for Michael Brown held on anniversary of his death

United States, Ferguson
August 9, 2016 at 22:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

A vigil was held for Michael Brown Junior in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday, in the same location as, two years earlier, the black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer. Several hundred people attended the event, including Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr.

"It ain't right, it's broke, it's wrong. This colour is not a disease, this colour is beautiful, black is beautiful," Brown Sr told the assembled crowd. "They want people to think that we need to be extinct, or treated like trash on the ground or gunned down like animals. It's sad," he added.

18-year-old Mike Brown was unarmed when he was shot dead August 9 2014 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The shooting sparked unrest and nightly clashes with police in the local community, particularly following a decision by the St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Wilson.

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A vigil was held for Michael Brown Junior in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday, in the same location as, two years earlier, the black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer. Several hundred people attended the event, including Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr.

"It ain't right, it's broke, it's wrong. This colour is not a disease, this colour is beautiful, black is beautiful," Brown Sr told the assembled crowd. "They want people to think that we need to be extinct, or treated like trash on the ground or gunned down like animals. It's sad," he added.

18-year-old Mike Brown was unarmed when he was shot dead August 9 2014 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The shooting sparked unrest and nightly clashes with police in the local community, particularly following a decision by the St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Wilson.

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