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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Demonstrations have erupted in the weeks and months following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.  He was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th.

The family issued the following statement to the media through a lawyer.  The statement comes during the planned Weekend of Resistance.”  More than 6,000 people say they plan to participate in the various protests and rallies this weekend.

” While we respect every citizen’s right to free expression, it is our hope that those coming to Ferguson to protest the shooting of our son this weekend do so peacefully and lawfully.

We understand first-hand the powerless frustration felt by people of all walks of life regarding their interactions with law enforcement.  And for that reason, as Michael Brown’s parents, we ask that those coming to show support for our son do so within the law. ”

Respectfully,

Lesley McSpadden & Michael Brown, Sr.
Attorneys Benjamin L. Crump, Esq., Anthony D. Gray, Esq. and Daryl D. Parks, Esq.