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St. Louis holds peace festival, with message from Michael Brown's family
St. Louis holds peace festival, with message from Michael Brown's family

Hundreds gathered at a downtown park Sunday for an annual "Peace Fest" attended by relatives of three young black men killed in controversial shootings: Trayvon Martin of Florida, Oscar Grant of California and Michael Brown, 18, shot two weeks ago in nearby Ferguson by a white police officer. Brown's parents thanked the crowd for their support, and asked that they remain peaceful Monday for their son's funeral. "Tomorrow, all I want is peace while my son is being laid to rest. Please, please take a day of silence so we can lay our son to rest. Please, that's all I ask," Michael Brown Sr. said as he stood on stage, flanked by the Rev. Al Sharpton and...

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