Protester Hit by Car Followed by Gunshots on Michael Brown Protests Two Year Anniversary

A small memorial service was held in the late morning and into the afternoon on August 9, 2016 at the Canfield Green Apartments for the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death and the protests that followed. Community leaders and members of Brown’s family spoke and released doves. A four and a half minute moment of silence was held during the service to represent the four and a half hours Mike Brown;s body was in the street after he was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson.

Later in the night a march temporarily shut down traffic on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson where many of the violent protests had occurred in 2014. After police moved in to get everyone on the sidewalk they left the area, and a new march started. One protester walked into the street and was hit by a car traveling at a high rate of speed. As the car tried to get away it was chased by protesters and multiple people started firing guns at it. No one was hit by the bullets. 

 

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A plaque put in remembrance of Michael Brown’s life on the sidewalk leading up to the Canfield Green Apartments where he live and was killed on August 9, 2014.

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Rep. Betty Thompson gives a speech at the Mike Brown memorial on Canfield Drive.

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Children sit at the end of a red carpet laid out at the memorial while Mike Brown’s family and leaders speak.

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Mike Brown Sr. picks up his daughter Mikelle Brown before he speaks about his son’s death on the second anniversary.

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Mike Brown Sr. speaks about his son’s death on the second anniversary.

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Participants of the memorial take part in a four and a half minute moment of silence to remember the four and a half hours that Mike Brown’s body was left in the street.

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A man places his hand over the new makeshift memorial on Canfield Drive during the four and half minute moment of silence.

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Participants of the memorial take part in a four and a half minute moment of silence to remember the four and a half hours that Mike Brown’s body was left in the street.

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After the moment of silence was finished, doves were released over the site where Mike Brown was killed.

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A portrait of Mike Brown Sr. after the memorial had concluded.

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A few people who attended the memorial were open carrying handguns on Canfield Drive.

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A man rolls up the red carpet after the memorial service has concluded.

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A man carefully steps over the new memorial for Mike Brown on Canfield Drive.

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The Mike Brown car parks at the edge of the crowd who showed up for the memorial service at the Canfield Green Apartments.

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A protester tries to start a march down West Florissant Road after nightfall in Ferguson on the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

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A protesters and a young girl sit a few feet away from a group of protesters making their way down West Florissant Road in Ferguson, MO.

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A car that had hit a protester at a high rate of speed is chased, hit with objects, and eventually shot at by people trying to stop it.

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Protesters and members of the media take cover behind cars parked along West Florissant as gunshots ring out from both sides of the street.

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A man carries the injured protester who was hit into a car to be taken to the hospital.

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After the gunshots police move in and try to clear the area to look for bullet casings.

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A member of the group Copwatch records Ferguson Police officers on the scene.

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An ambulance moves in and a protester who was hurt running from the gunfire is put on a stretcher.

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A police officer with a riot helmet scans the area where protesters are gathered after the shooting.

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Police eventually shut down the road and move everyone from the parking lots where the shots were fired from.

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A Ferguson Police officer walks under the crime scene tape as protesters linger on the sidewalk.

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A police officer finds a casing in the road on West Florissant Avenue after a shooting during a protest on the second anniversary of Mike Brown’s death.

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Police direct the last remaining cars on West Florissant as they shut down the road to investigate the crime scene.

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Police drop evidence markers at the bullet casings in the street.

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Police drop evidence markers at the bullet casings in the street.

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A police officer makes small talk with bystanders after he runs out of crime scene tape and wait for someone to bring hime more.

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