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Ferguson march for Michael Brown briefly halted following gunshots
Gunshots reportedly unrelated to Michael Brown march.
The gunshots reportedly came from an area behind the church, where police quickly gathered to assess the situation. Initial reports were that the shots were apparently unrelated to the march or to the fatal shooting of Brown one year ago.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told reporters on the scene that the incident was “unfortunate,” noting, “These are the exact kind of events we try to avoid… We are trying to keep everybody as safe as we can.”
The march to the church, consisting of about 300 peaceful protesters, was briefly halted while authorities investigated. The event then resumed without incident.
Though the gunshots appeared to be unrelated to the protest, the media quickly circulated the news.
Brown’s death on Aug. 9, 2014, sparked nationwide protests and greater public scrutiny into police encounters with minority civilians. Although greater attention has been paid, unarmed black men are still at high risk of death from police action:
In Ferguson, the protests continued, with support from bystanders in person as well as online.
Photo via Shawn Semmler/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.