Police face off with demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
By: Chris Gros
August 21, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - Michael brown's funeral is scheduled for Monday, August 25th.
The 18 year old's death and the aftermath have been the subject of protests nationwide. But a Tallahassee pastor is calling on thousands to make a peaceful difference.
Reverend R.B. Holmes and St. Louis Pastor Jimmy Brown are planning a 1000 pastor prayer and rally the day after Michael Brown's funeral.
"We cannot sit idly by and allow violence to take over any community it could our community or any community," said Holmes
Holmes also says that a peaceful vigil will help ease the unrest and violence in the city of Ferguson.
"We got to tone it down, we got to take a deep breaths we got to back off we cannot let Ferguson look like Iraq. We cannot have too much military presence," said Holmes
The reverend will attend Brown's funeral the day before.
He says not only will be there to support the Brown family but also Brown Family Attorney Benjamin Crump who's a member of Holmes’' Tallahassee church.
"They're devastated. Their son was doing all the right things, graduating high school, never been in trouble and for this to happen for him to be killed in broad daylight, they're just completely devastated and they want answers just like everyone else in the community," said Crump.
The rally will be held at the Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 9950 Glen Owen Drive, in St. Louis, Missouri.