Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News World

Hundreds fall silent in tribute to Ferguson victim Michael Brown

Hundreds of people have observed four and a half minutes of silence to mark one year since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a US police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

The silence began at 12.02pm, the time Mr Brown was killed, with the length of time symbolising the four and a half hours that the teenager's body lay in the street after he was killed.

Two doves were released at the end of the commemoration.

A march is also set to start at the site where Mr Brown, who was black and unarmed, was fatally shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on August 9 2014.

A grand jury and the US Department of Justice declined to prosecute Mr Wilson, who resigned in November, over the incident. The shooting led to a national "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?


From Belfast Telegraph