Father of slain Ferguson teen demands $20M from BLM

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 ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 25: The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri. Michael Brown,18 year-old unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by a Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the nearby town of Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. His death caused several days of violent protests along with rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Robert Cohen-Pool/Getty Images)

The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start of his funeral on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri. (Photo by Robert Cohen-Pool/Getty Images)

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The father of Michael Brown Jr. accused Black Lives Matter of abandoning the city where the movement first garnered national attention. In a statement Tuesday, Michael Brown Sr., along with other activists, demanded BLM provide millions of dollars for Ferguson, Missouri.

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 17: Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown, attend a rally at Greater Grace Church on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Their son was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Activists said they want $20 million and noted they’re not looking for a handout, but for funding to keep the movement strong where it began. To date, Brown Sr. said he’s received around $500 from the organization.

“We have groups like the Lost Voices and the Freedom Fighters here,” International Black Freedom Alliance Director Tory Russell said. “And the thousands of other youth activists in their 20s and 30s have been out in the streets protesting for months and months, and years and years. Still forgotten.”

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 17: Tear gas reigns down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his August 9, death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FERGUSON, MO – AUGUST 17: Tear gas reigns down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family’s continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his August 9, death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In 2014,  the death of Michael Brown Jr. sparked violent protests in Ferguson and demonstrations across the country. In the meantime, reports said BLM took in more than $90 million last year, mostly in donations.

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