Pig's head used in Ferguson anniversary protest

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Posted: Aug 09, 2015 12:25 AM
Pig's head used in Ferguson anniversary protest

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson protesters are using a roasted pig's head during a demonstration marking the eve of the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death.

After a peaceful march during the day, hundreds of protesters converged outside the police department after 10 p.m. They carved and ate from the pig's head, which was placed on a concrete barrier near the building. Earlier in the day, someone had scrawled the name "Darren Wilson" on the side of the animal.

Wilson wasn't charged in the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of the black 18-year-old, whose death galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement and months of protests in the St. Louis suburb and beyond.

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About a dozen officers stood watch outside while many others were stationed inside police department.


This story has been corrected to show that Darren Wilson's name had been written on the side of the pig, not the head.