(FERGUSON, Mo.) — The heartbroken mother of Michael Brown broke down during protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury cleared the police officer who fatally shot her teenage son.
Lesley McSpadden was captured on video screaming and crying in the hours after she learned Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown in August, would not be indicted in the teen’s death.
“They wrong,” she repeated.
“Everyone want me to be calm — do you know how them bullets hit my son, what they did to his body as they entered his body?” she asked. “Nobody had to live through what I lived through.”
“They never gonna care,” she said. “I’ve been here my whole life. I ain’t never had to go through nothing like this.”
Supporters surrounded McSpadden as she broke town in tears, covering her face with her hands. Many screamed profanities and urged the crowd to “burn this b—h down.”
McSpadden’s partner, wearing a green and white shirt, is also seen shouting during the clip and hugging her.
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