Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, second from left, stands next to her cousin, Eric Davis, as he addresses the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson pleaded Sunday for a “day of silence” as he lays his son to rest Monday.
“Tomorrow all I want is peace,” Michael Brown Sr. told hundreds of people in St. Louis’ largest city park during brief remarks at a festival that promotes peace over violence. “That’s all I ask.”
The more than two weeks since Michael Brown’s death have been marked by nightly protests, some violent and chaotic, although tensions have eased in recent days.
Brown Sr. told the crowd that he and his son’s mother appreciate the love and support they’ve received from the community. The Rev. Al Login to read more