Local pastors to travel to Ferguson, Missouri to peacefully protest over killing of Mike Brown

(WXYZ) - As the debate continues over the killing of Mike Brown, local pastors ready for a trip to Ferguson, Missouri.

The local pastors and congregation members affiliated with the National Action Network will be traveling by bus to Ferguson, Missouri to join in peaceful protests against violence.

Those interested can meet at Historic King Soloman Baptist Church at 6100 14th Street, Detroit, MI 48208 at 10 am Saturday, August 16th for information on the trip.

The group plans to leave Sunday, August 17th from Historic King Solomon Church at 6 am.

The nation has been watching the riots, looting, and pushy police actions since Mike Brown was killed last Saturday, his body left lying in the street for hours.

Released today by the Ferguson Police Chief, documents naming Brown as a suspect in a strong-arm robbery moments before he was shot by the officer, but it’s unclear if the officer that shot Brown knew of the possible crime by the teen.

Brown was detained walking down the street. Witnesses say the 18-year-old was holding his hands up when he was shot by police. Police say Brown grabbed the officer’s gun before being shot eight times. After a week of protests, and requesting the release of the officer's name, Ferguson Police have identified the shooter as officer Darren Wilson.

Each night since the shooting, peaceful vigils have been held, but violent protests, too, where police were seen using tear gas to quell large crowds, and caught on camera arresting protestors and journalists for no reason. 

Since state police have been called in, and seen without riot gear, Ferguson has seen less violence.

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