ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The National Action Network partnered together with Michael Brown’s family attorney Friday afternoon to stress that demonstrations following the grand jury announcement remain peaceful.
Rev. Carlton Lee, the president of the Ferguson Chapter of the National Action Network, Attorney Anthony Gray and ‘Justice Disciples’ Director Eddie Hassaun spoke at Greater St. Mark’s Family Church asking for peace in the streets following the grand jury’s decision.
Gray said the Brown family wants to make it “crystal clear” they do not support any rioting, looting or violence. Lee called for peace and calm from both police and protesters regardless of the outcome of the grand jury decision. Hassaun asked that the police, National Guard and Homeland Security also remain peaceful following the decision.
They said the Disciples of Justice will be with the protesters to maintain peace as demonstrations go forward.
All three speakers said they have heard from residents who are concerned about traveling throughout the area in the aftermath of the grand jury decision.
Brown’s father posted a video to YouTube Thursday urging for peace regardless of the grand jury’s decision.