Michael Brown memorial hit by car, then rebuilt

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Michael Brown Memorial (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car.

Social media reports about damage to the memorial started early Friday. Supporters were out before dawn rebuilding the memorial.

It is not known who struck the memorial, which went up Aug. 9, soon after the black 18-year-old was shot and killed by a white police officer. The shooting spurred massive protests, as did a grand jury decision not to file charges against the officer.

This week, a white police officer in nearby Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him.

A small group of demonstrators staged a brief die-in Friday at Lambert-St Louis International Airport. An airport spokesman says it didn’t cause any disruptions.

 

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