NORMANDY, MO (KPLR) – An overflow crowd attended Monday evenings NAACP meeting at the Murchison Tabernacle CME Church in the 7600 block of Natural Bridge Road.
Emotions were running high before meeting and remained so during the meeting. Those attending the meeting voice their concerns over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the looting that followed the vigil on Sunday.
Community leaders at the meeting along with NAACP officials were seeking to bring the community together from this past weekend’s shooting of Michael Brown and find a way forward from the violence of Sunday night.
Outside the church a crowd of several hundred gathered as room inside was filled to capacity. Many of those wishing to attend the meeting discussed the events around the Brown shooting and pain of losing loved ones to violence in the St. Louis area.
One of the main topics was the need for both young and old coming together for justice and getting engaged with community locally and nationally.