“The tree was dedicated by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association on Saturday, but was found vandalized on Sunday morning.”
“Mike Brown tree dedicated yesterday, decimated today”
It was only one day after a tree was planted in Ferguson, Missouri, in honor of Michael Brown, that it was destroyed by a supporter of Officer Darren Wilson.
Along with vandalizing the tree, the accompanying memorial plaque was stolen.
Local KMOV news explains that “the tree was dedicated by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association on Saturday, but was found vandalized on Sunday morning.”
“The memorial,” the continue, “is along a walking trail in January-Wabash Park in Ferguson.”
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Local KPLR reports that the police say they are “investigating” for “possible witnesses,” but they claim that they “have no suspects at this time.”
One park visitor said, “it’s not going to get any better if you keep having stuff like that happen.”
Another asked, “I can’t understand why someone would want to cut down the tree. What, they want to start something back up again?”