A memorial to slain teenager Michael Brownburned down Monday night, according to Ferguson fire officials. It is not known what caused the fire, though the candles kept lit in vigil around it may be to blame.
The memorial was assembled over one month ago at the scene of Brown’s death. Brown, unarmed, was shot during a confrontation by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, an action that catalyzed weeks of protests over racial profiling and the militarization of police.
According to MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee, at least one nearby resident suspected foul play: “They light candles every night with no problem,” the neighbor said. “I think somebody set it on fire. And that says a lot to me.”
— KMOV (@KMOV) September 23, 2014