Michael Brown’s father, Ferguson activists demand $20M from BLM
The father of Michael Brown and other activists from Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding financial support from Black Lives Matter after the organization revealed it raised over $90 million last year.
Michael Brown Sr., whose son was fatally shot by a white police officer in August 2014, along with the other activists who helped propel the movement, want $20 million from the group to help their community.
“Where is all that money going?” Brown Sr. asked in a Tuesday press release from the International Black Freedom Alliance.
“How could you leave the families who are helping the community without any funding?”
The police shooting of Michael Brown sparked months of unrest in Ferguson and helped solidify the national Black Lives Matter movement.