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11/27/2014 12:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Michael Brown's Father Delivers Turkeys To Ferguson Citizens

Michael Brown Sr. handed out Turkeys on Saturday in the Ferguson, Missouri community where his son, Michael Brown Jr., was fatally shot by a police officer in August.

The father took part in Ferguson's annual turkey giveaway two days before a grand jury decided against indicting Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for Michael Brown Jr.'s death.

Since the decision announcement on Monday, thousands of protesters nationwide have taken to the streets in demonstration against police brutality.

Lesley McSpadden, mother of the slain teen, expressed her deep sadness in having to spend thanksgiving without her son to Al Sharpton on Wednesday.

"I don't even want to think about tomorrow being Thanksgiving, it's just Thursday. I don't even plan to celebrate because I can't."

Al Sharpton held a "bonding prayer" for the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner -- another unarmed black man who was killed during a police interaction this summer -- at the Harlem headquarters of his non-profit organization National Action Network. The reverend and long time civil rights activist asked for prayers for the two families this holiday season.

“This will be their first Thanksgiving with an empty seat at the table,” he said. "We hope that when people pull up to their tables on Thanksgiving, they pray for these families.”

See photos of Michael Brown Sr. delivering turkeys below.

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michael brown senior turkey

michael brown senior turkey

michael brown senior turkey

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