Michael Brown’s Father Asks People Not To Protest The Day Of His Son’s Funeral

Michael Brown Sr. called in to a Ferguson radio station to say that he hoped protests would stop on Monday out of respect for his son.

Lesley McSpadden (center) and Michael Brown Sr. (left), parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

The father of Mike Brown has asked that people call off all protests Monday, the day of his son’s funeral.

“I would like for no protesting going on,” Michael Brown Sr. said during an interview on Hot 104.1 FM, a hip-hop radio station in St. Louis. “We just want a moment of silence that whole day. Just out of respect for our son.”

Brown went on air this morning with the Demetrious Johnson Show, which runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Michael Brown’s funeral is set for 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, in a church in St. Louis that can accommodate up to 4,500 people. Three White House officials, Rev. Al Sharpton, and thousands of community members are expected to attend.

Protests and riots, many of which turned violent and led to a number of arrests last week, have taken over Ferguson since Michael Brown was shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.

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Joel Anderson is a senior national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Anderson writes about and reports on race, sports, and American culture.
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