Ferguson, MO (KTRS) A ceremony was held this morning to mark the second anniversary of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
Dozens gathered outside of Canfield Green Apartments, where Brown was shot during a confrontation with then Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. Mike Brown Sr. was in attendance and delivered an emotional speech.
”For people who think we need to be extinct or treated like trash on the ground or gunned down like animals. It’s sad. A lot people are angry about that. There’s a lot of people who trust in GOD about that.”
Brown ended with a repeated “I love you.”
Mike Kinman, a St. Louis area Episcopal priest who attended, says there hasn’t been enough positive changes in the past two years.
“You can say there’s been an overhaul in the Ferguson Police Department. There’s been change in leadership that I had hoped for, but change in behavior, the jury is still out on that.” said Kinman
The ceremony ended with a four and half minute long “moment of silence” at 11:55 a.m., to signify the time when Brown was shot. The four and a half minutes represented the four and a half hours Brown’s body was laying in the street while police investigated.
A service will also be held 7 p.m. at Well Spring Church in Ferguson.