*Haters never stop. They wait until heads are turned in another direction and then they strike. In this case, when it looks like things have chilled out a bit, and protestors over the Michael Brown shooting death have given way to a quieter roar, some scum of the earth sneaked over to the memorial site that mourners in the community dedicated in honor of the slain teen, and burned it down.
YouTube showed cell phone footage of the fire, which happened on Tuesday, and photos of the incident have been circulating on social media.
The Ferguson Fire Department was called at 6:45 a.m. CT to Canfield Drive, a location close to where Brown was killed on Aug. 9, according to what department Captain Jeremy Corcoran told NBC News.
While the cause of the fire is not known at this time, some reports are saying candles surrounding the memorial may have contributed.
18-year-old Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. His death sparked weeks of protests and rallies around the nation, calling for justice.
Fortunately, it appears residents and other community members have rebuilt the memorial.
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