Permanent Michael Brown memorial to be built in Ferguson

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FERGUSON, MO  –  On what would’ve been Michael Brown Jr.’s 19th birthday, his memorial on Canfield Drive was removed. Michael Brown’s family and the city of Ferguson have come to an agreement about a permanent marker.  The makeshift shrine to Brown in the middle of Canfield Drive cropped up shortly after Michael Brown was killed last August and has remained.

Officials say that there needs to be a more permanent memorial to the teen and objects in the street are a safety hazard.   The items placed in the middle of the street were removed on Wednesday by Michael Brown Sr. and volunteers.  They will be placed in storage by the Urban League. A paving project to improve Canfield Drive is slated to start soon.  ed.

Michael Brown’s father says a plaque will be placed in the sidewalk on Canfield Drive near where Michael Brown was shot and killed. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III says a permanent place to remember Michael Brown may be set up near the Canfield Green Apartment complex.

Canfield Drive is where Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson, touching off often violent protests and a national “Black Lives Matter” movement. Wilson later resigned.

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