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Wearing Their Outrage on Their Sleeves

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Aug 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM ET

The death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who a police officer killed last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked anger via fashion.

Many news outlets have noted the shirt worn by the victim’s father, Michael Brown Sr., emblazoned with a picture of his son and the words “No Justice, No Peace,” a saying that has been around for several decades. According to Reverend Al Sharpton, who helped popularize the phrase, it means that until there is “fairness and accountability,” the protests won’t end.

Other shirts worn by protesters in Ferguson carry the hashtag #DontShoot, which also happens to be trending on Twitter.

Some shirts have transformed Brown into an overnight civil rights icon.

Others have used the moment to shame the U.S. on the state of race relations.

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