Parents of Michael Brown to Attend Eric Garner Rally

Michael Brown Sr. and Leslie McSpadden will join more than 15,000 marchers in Staten Island, N.Y.

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Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown, attend a rally at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 17, 2014. 

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The parents of Michael Brown will be attending the rally for Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., this Saturday.

According to the Huffington Post, Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., and mother, Leslie McSpadden, will attend the rally, which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people.

Attendees will march from the location of Garner’s death to the Staten Island district attorney’s office.

Supporters of the march hope that it will “symbolically link” the deaths of Brown and Garner and energize the advocacy against police brutality.

Brown’s parents were not sure of their attendance at first because they had not yet set a date for Brown’s funeral. Their legal representation, Benjamin Crump, announced Wednesday that Brown’s funeral will be held Monday.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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