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Ferguson plans permanent plaque to replace temporary Michael Brown memorial at shooting site

  • Lala Moore pauses silently before helping others remove items left at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. The memorial that has marked the place where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August has been removed and will be replaced with a permanent plaque, Ferguson's Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Lala Moore pauses silently before helping others remove items left at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. The memorial that has marked the place where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August has been removed and will be replaced with a permanent plaque, Ferguson's Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Volunteers remove items left at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. The memorial that has marked the place where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August has been removed and will be replaced with a permanent plaque, Ferguson's Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Volunteers remove items left at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. The memorial that has marked the place where Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August has been removed and will be replaced with a permanent plaque, Ferguson's Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

The makeshift memorial that has marked the site of where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August will be removed and replaced with a permanent plaque.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III joined Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., in announcing Wednesday that the plaque will be placed in the road as part of a project to resurface Canfield Drive, where the shooting occurred.

The announcement came on what would have been Michael Brown's 19th birthday. Brown's father says the plaque will include the likeness of a dove.

Brown, who was black, was killed by white officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, touching off protests and a national "Black Lives Matter" movement.

No charges were filed against Wilson, who resigned in November.