The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to be in North Charleston this weekend to preach at a church in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer after a traffic stop.
Sharpton told The Associated Press on Friday that his message to the congregation of the Charity Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday will be that people pursue justice “in a peaceful, legal way.”
Anthony Scott, the brother of victim Walter L. Scott, tells The Associated Press, that a representative of Sharpton’s National Action Network has been working with family since the shooting last weekend.
Sharpton says he will not attend Scott’s funeral Saturday because of a scheduling conflict. Anthony Scott says the funeral is open to the public.
Sharpton says he plans to preach Sunday morning and then meet privately with members of the Scott family. Later in the day he plans to attend a vigil at the site where Walter Scott was shot.
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