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ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 25:  Photos surround the casket of Michael Brown inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri. Michael Brown,18 year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by a  Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the nearby town of Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson.  (Photo by Richard Perry-Pool/Getty Images)

(Photo by Richard Perry-Pool/Getty Images)

Sunday(Aug.9) marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  His death at the hands of a white Ferguson police officer sparked unrest in the St. Louis suburb and protests across the country.  To mark the date of Brown’s death on Sunday, civil rights activists and community leaders have organized marches and concerts to remember Brown’s life.  Amid the activities there will also be a moment of silence at midday Sunday on the street where Brown was killed.

Michael Brown’s death gave rise to the “Black Lives Matter” movement and illuminated the tensions between minority communities and police.

(source-Metro News)

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