Support grows for Darren Wilson
ST. LOUIS - As the funeral for Michael Brown draws closer, support continues to grow for the officer involved in his shooting.
For the second day in a row a crowd has gathered to rally for Officer Darren Wilson. Supporters held signs showing their support, and people driving past the demonstration on Chippewa honked their horns to show support too.
The group has been building followers. They feel Wilson's side has not been equally portrayed by the media.
One of the group's organizers told NewsChannel 5 that over the last few days, their Facebook page has been able to get more than 66,000 likes from people feel the same way, and that they've been able to raise about $400,000 through a variety of efforts, including a GoFundMe page.
During a short press conference Sunday afternoon, the group maintained that they truly believe Wilson's actions were justified two weeks ago.
"We steadfastly believe that Officer Wilson's actions on August 9th, were warranted and justified, evidence has and will continue to validate our position. We are not just supporters, we are one enormous family now," said a spokesperson for the group.
Other groups have been chiming in as well. The National Association of Police Organizers actually took out an advertisement in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday. It said they have a "deep and profound concern" for Wilson.