March, civil disobedience planned in Ferguson

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A large memorial photo of slain teenager Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, the site of Brown’s funeral on Monday, August 25, 2014.

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Several groups are joining together for events in Ferguson, Missouri, for the anniversary of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Organizers are calling it the “Ferguson Uprising Commemoration Weekend.” Plans announced Monday include a silent march starting at 11 a.m. Aug. 9 from Canfield Drive, the site of the shooting, to Greater St. Mark Family Church.

Brown was unarmed when he was killed last Aug. 9 by a police officer in a shooting that galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

The agenda also calls for civil disobedience on Aug. 10. Messages seeking clarification about what sort of civil disobedience is planned weren’t returned.

The coalition calls itself the Ferguson Action Council. It includes the Don’t Shoot Coalition, Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle and others.

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