Michael Brown’s Father Calls for a ‘Day of Silence’

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Only a handful of people were still protesting in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday night, and at the Peace Fest rally in St. Louis people were urged to stop demonstrating altogether on Monday as 18-year-old Michael Brown is buried. Some fear that there may be a new round of violence following the funeral, but the boy's father, Michael Brown Sr., called for a "day of silence." After thanking the community for their support, Brown said, "All I want tomorrow is peace while we lay our son to rest. Please, that's all I ask." Reverand Al Sharpton, who is scheduled to speak at the service, made a similar plea. "We don't want anything tomorrow to happen that might defile the name of Michael Brown," Sharpton said. "This is not about our rage tomorrow. It's about the legacy and memory of his son."