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Ferguson: Activists Mourn Death of Uprising Protester Edward Crawford

HeadlineMay 10, 2017

And in Ferguson, Missouri, family members and activists are mourning the death of 27-year-old Edward Crawford, a father of four young children who took part in the 2014 Ferguson uprising sparked by the police killing of unarmed African American Michael Brown. Crawford was the subject of an iconic photo, in which he is throwing a police tear gas canister away from a group of protesters before it could explode. Missouri state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal tweeted, “Edward Crawford is dead. Found in his car shot to death. He is #Ferguson’s hero. For those of us tear-gassed, he was our local champion. RIP.” Crawford died in his car from a gunshot wound on Thursday. His father has rejected the police’s initial claims that the death was a suicide. He is the third Ferguson protester to have been found shot dead inside their own cars since the uprising.

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