Sharpton to hold rally Sunday in St. Louis; MLK's son to attend
Posted on August 17, 2014 at 7:11 PM
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis rally is planned for this weekend, led by civil rights activist Al Sharpton and the parents of an unarmed teenager killed in a racially charged police shooting.
Sharpton's National Action Network says the event at 3 p.m. Sunday at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson also will include the son of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.
Sharpton says the rally is meant to press for justice in the case of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The young black man was unarmed when he was shot to death during a confrontation with a white officer in Ferguson.
The shooting has stoked days of racial unrest in that largely black suburb and questions about the militaristic tactics police have used to quell rioting and looting there.
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