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Ferguson protesters write officer's name on pig's head ahead of anniversary of Brown's death

  • Michael Brown Sr., center, locks arms with others as he takes part in a parade in honor of his son, Michael Brown, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since  Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Michael Brown Sr., center, locks arms with others as he takes part in a parade in honor of his son, Michael Brown, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, left, gets a hug from a person participating in a parade in honor of Michael Brown Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, left, gets a hug from a person participating in a parade in honor of Michael Brown Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michael Brown Sr. along with family and friends stop to pray at a memorial to Brown's son before taking part in a parade in his son's honor of Michael Brown Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    Michael Brown Sr. along with family and friends stop to pray at a memorial to Brown's son before taking part in a parade in his son's honor of Michael Brown Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday will mark one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Ferguson protesters are using a roasted pig's head with a police officer's name written on it during a demonstration marking the eve of the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death.

After a peaceful march during the day, hundreds of protesters converged outside the police department after 10 p.m. They carved and ate from the pig's head, which was placed on a concrete barrier near the building. Someone had scrawled the name "Darren Wilson" on the animal.

Wilson wasn't charged in the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of the black 18-year-old, whose death galvanized the "Black Lives Matter" movement and months of protests in the St. Louis suburb and beyond.

About a dozen officers stood watch outside while many others were stationed inside police department.