Two rallies were held on Sunday to show support for the Ferguson Police Officer who is at the center of the current unrest in the St. Louis County community. One rally was held outside the studios of a St. Louis television station, while another stretched across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge.
Officer Darren Wilson shot 18 year old Michael Brown during some sort of confrontation on August 9, the official details of which have not been released. About 150 people who held signs supporting officer Wilson and his family attended one rally outside the studios of KSDK TV in downtown St. Louis. There has been a social media backlash against the station, and other news outlets, that have broadcast Wilson’s home and neighborhood as part of coverage of the Ferguson unrest. The station has since apologized for airing the officer’s home and removed the video from its website and from on air use. Another gathering took place over the weekend when supporters of police officers stretched across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge in Madison County in a show of unity between law enforcement in Illinois and Missouri.