Michael Brown's father: Family still in mourning

2015-08-09 07:19
Demonstrators protest in front of the police station in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. (Scott Olson, AFP)

Demonstrators protest in front of the police station in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. (Scott Olson, AFP)

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Ferguson - Michael Brown snr says he and the family are still in mourning one year after his son's death.

Brown spoke on Saturday at a parade in Ferguson to honour his son, who was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9 2014.

About 200 people gathered on a street at Canfield Green apartments, the site of the shooting that spurred a national "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Brown says the anniversary brings back all of the grief and raw emotions, but that it's important to continue standing up to concerns about police brutality.

Brown took an armful of stuffed animals and placed them in the middle of the street where his son died.

The US Justice Department and a grand jury cleared Officer Darren Wilson of wrongdoing. He resigned in November.

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