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FERGUSON (KTVI) – The parents of Michael Brown released a statement condemning Wednesday night’s shooting of two police officers outside the Ferguson Police Department.

The statement reads, in part:

“We reject any kind of violence directed toward members of law enforcement. It cannot and will not be tolerated.

“We specifically denounce the actions of stand-alone agitators who unsuccessfully attempt to derail the otherwise peaceful and non-violent movement that has emerged throughout this nation to confront police brutality and to forward the cause of equality under the law for all.

“We must work together to bring peace to our communities.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the officers injured during this morning’s shooting and their families.”