Community members in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered Friday morning to rebuild a makeshift memorial set up for teenager Michael Brown after a car destroyed the remembrance overnight.
People started calling on social media for help to reconstruct the street memorial at about 4 a.m. “Someone destroyed the #MikeBrown memorial on Canfield. Hasn’t that family, that community suffered enough,” one Twitter user posted.
A collection of stuffed animals and other tokens have been laid along Canfield Drive since a Ferguson police officer fatally shot an unarmed Brown there in August. Part of that strip of mementos was found damaged and scattered, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Many on social media said a driver purposefully plowed through the memorial, but Jeff Small, a spokesman for the Ferguson Police Department, said the destruction wasn’t being considered a crime “at this point.” Small told NBC News the incident is under investigation.