Michael Brown memorial burns down
theGRIO REPORT - A makeshift memorial dedicated to slain teen Michael Brown burned down in Ferguson Monday evening.
A makeshift memorial dedicated to slain teen Michael Brown burned down in Ferguson Tuesday morning.
Cell phone footage of the fire surfaced on YouTube, and photos of the incident have been circulating on social media.
Ferguson Fire Department was called at 6:45 a.m. CT to Canfield Drive in the St. Louis suburb. The location is close to where Brown was killed on Aug. 9, department Captain Jeremy Corcoran told NBC News.
While the cause of the fire is not directly known at this time, some reports are saying candles surrounding the memorial may have contributed.
Eighteen-year-old Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
The teen’s death sparked weeks of protests and rallies around the nation, calling for justice.
Fortunately, it appears residents and other community members have rebuilt the memorial.
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