Third Anniversary of Michael Brown Protests in Ferguson, MO (from Patreon)

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On August 9, 2017, the Michael Brown Chosen for Change Foundation held a memorial service to commemorate the death of Michael Brown who was shot three years earlier by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. There were four and a half minutes of silence, doves released, and a step dance group to close out the service. After the memorial a group of protesters held a demonstration at Ferguson Market & Liquor. A surveillance video made public by the documentary Stranger Fruit shows an interaction between Michael Brown and workers at the store that the filmmakers allege that he did not steal cigarillos on August 9, 2014. Later in the evening a candle light vigil was held at the same spot, and another demonstration was held on West Florissant Road.

Michael Brown Sr. places roses at the rebuilt memorial to his son Mike Brown who died at this spot after being shot by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. Photo was taken on August 9, 2017, in Ferguson, MO.

The memorial for Michael Brown that was rebuilt on Canfield Drive for the third anniversary of the protests that followed him being shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. August 9, 2017, Ferguson, MO.

Michael Brown Sr. hands roses to his daughter Mi’Kelle Brown during a memorial for the third anniversary of the protests that followed Hichael Brown being shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. August 9, 2017, Ferguson, MO.

Mi’Kelle Brown places roses at a memorial on Canfield Drive during the third anniversary of the protests that followed Michael Brown being shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. August 9, 2017, Ferguson, MO.

The Peace Keepers do a step routine to close out the memorial for the third anniversary of the protests that followed Michael Brown being shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. August 9, 2017, Ferguson, MO.

The Peace Keepers do a step routine to close out the memorial for the third anniversary of the protests that followed Michael Brown being shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. August 9, 2017, Ferguson, MO.

Protesters gather at the Ferguson Market & Liquor store on West Florissant Road after the memorial service for the third anniversary of Michael Brown being shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. A surveillance video made public by the documentary Stranger Fruit shows an interaction between Michael Brown and workers at the store that the filmmakers allege that he did not steal cigarillos on August 9, 2014. Ferguson, MO August 9, 2017.

Police clear protesters out of the Ferguson Market & Liquor store on West Florissant Road after the memorial service for the third anniversary of Michael Brown being shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. A surveillance video made public by the documentary Stranger Fruit shows an interaction between Michael Brown and workers at the store that the filmmakers allege that he did not steal cigarillos on August 9, 2014. Ferguson, MO August 9, 2017.

The sun sets at the memorial site where Michael Brown was killed on August 9, 2014, before a candle light vigil begins on August 9, 2017, in Ferguson, MO.

David Whitt lights candles with his son at the Mike Brown memorial during a vigil held on the third anniversary of the protests that followed his death. August 9, 2017, Ferguson, MO.

Armed protesters stand in front of another group of protesters gathering in a parking lot across the street from Ferguson Market & Liquor on West Florissant Road in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2017.

A protester holds a sign with a portrait of Isaiah Hammett painted on it, Hammett was killed on June 7, 2017, by St. Louis Metro Police SWAT team while serving a warrant at his home. Ferguson, MO August 9, 2017.

Protesters use sidewalk chalk to write messages around Ferguson Market & Liquor on the third anniversary of Michael Brown being shot to death by Darren Wilson. Ferguson, MO August 9, 2017.

A man on a dirt bike does donuts in front of Ferguson police officers in the parking lot of Ferguson Market & Liquor on the third anniversary of Michael Brown’s death on August 9, 2017, Ferguson, MO.

After police try to stop the man on the motorcycle, protesters move into the parking lot of Ferguson Market & Liquor and confront police. Ferguson, MO August 9, 2017.

After police try to stop the man on the motorcycle, protesters move into the parking lot of Ferguson Market & Liquor and confront police. Ferguson, MO August 9, 2017.

Missouri Representative Bruce Franks, Jr. talks with a Ferguson police officer during the protest at Ferguson Market & Liquor on the third anniversary of Michael Brown’s death on August 9, 2017.

Protesters move objects into West Florissant Road to block traffic in the street in front of Ferguson Market & Liquor on West Florissant Road in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2017.

Protesters move objects into West Florissant Road to block traffic in the street in front of Ferguson Market & Liquor on West Florissant Road in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2017.

A man stands on an overturned trash can after protesters move objects into West Florissant Road to block traffic in the street in front of Ferguson Market & Liquor on West Florissant Road in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2017.

Police officers extinguish a fire set inside a trash can that was used to block traffic in the street in front of Ferguson Market & Liquor on West Florissant Road in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2017.

A few protesters sit in the street in front of Ferguson Market & Liquor on West Florissant Road after some of the objects blocking traffic were removed by police and other protesters in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2017.

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