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Protesters Want Ferguson Market Sold, Renamed for Michael Brown

August 22, 2018 - 7:22 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Protesters are showing up daily wanting to buy the Ferguson Market, where Michael Brown got into a tussle with a clerk just before he was shot and killed by police four years ago.

Every day since August 9th, protestors have been demonstrating at the Ferguson Market. Among them, musician Edaz Redden. He says the market withheld evidence about the infamous cigarillo incident to make Michael Brown look bad.

They didn’t tell the world that they were buying marijuana, they just said that they took the cigarillos, basically like a strong arm robbery,” he says. “There was footage, the owners purchased some marijuana and in exchange they were supposed to give [Michael] a box of cigarillos. Mike said he ‘d come back the next day to get the cigarillos, and when he came back the owner acted like he didn’t know what was going on.”

That's how protesters say it went down. Now they want the store sold to Michael Brown's father and renamed in honor of Michael Brown. 

KMOX visited the Ferguson Market seeking comment and left a message for the owner. So far, they have not responded.