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Supporters Rebuild After Car Drives Through Michael Brown Memorial

A car drove through the candles and stuffed animals on Ferguson, Missouri's Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown died in August. Officials and family members said they're working on plans for a more permanent location.

Posted on December 26, 2014, at 7:56 p.m. ET

A car drove through a memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri early Friday morning, prompting many who protested his death to come out with brooms and dustpans.

Just got to #MikeBrown memorial and it's been ran over. Someone who saw it on video said it was intentional.

Justin@jay_myles2Follow

Just got to #MikeBrown memorial and it's been ran over. Someone who saw it on video said it was intentional.

12:04 AM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Word quickly spread among people who have been protesting the unarmed black 18-year-old's killing by a white police officer.

Mike Brown's memorial is ruined #ferguson

By 4 a.m., broken glass was swept up, and the memorial was rebuilt.

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Memorial rebuilding. Canfield. #Ferguson

According to one witness, the car was a white Ford Taurus, and the damage to the memorial may have been intentional.

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A reporter from the Washington Post called Ferguson police to see if an investigation was underway. Officer Timothy Zoll said he did not know that a crime had taken place.

“But a pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a call over this?” http://t.co/7e9MAT8oTW

Jose A. DelReal@jdelrealFollow

“But a pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a call over this?” http://t.co/7e9MAT8oTW

3:45 PM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police later said Zoll meant it's possible the driver mistook the memorial for trash. The Post reporter said he accurately quoted Zoll.

The department told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the quote is a misunderstanding. The quote is accurate. http://t.co/kzTPmb0jlZ

Jose A. DelReal@jdelrealFollow

The department told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the quote is a misunderstanding. The quote is accurate. http://t.co/kzTPmb0jlZ

3:47 PM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Rev. Starsky Wilson, co-chair of the Ferguson Commission, said authorities, property owners and Brown's family are working on plans for a more permanent memorial.

@deray Talked 2 city mgr. City issuing release this is NOT representative statement & working w/ family/prop owners 4 permanent memorial.

Rev. Starsky Wilson@ReverendStarskyFollow

@deray Talked 2 city mgr. City issuing release this is NOT representative statement & working w/ family/prop owners 4 permanent memorial.

2:21 PM - 26 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here's the memorial in November:

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