Missouri Bar Slammed for Six-Shot ‘Michael Brown’ Tequila Special

The "Michael Brown Special" advertisement at Mugshots Bar in St. Joseph, Mo. (Courtesy of Twitter)
The "Michael Brown Special" advertisement at Mugshots Bar in St. Joseph, Mo. (Courtesy of Twitter)
The “Michael Brown Special” advertisement at Mugshots Bar in St. Joseph, Mo. (Courtesy of Twitter)

(Reuters) – A Missouri bar sparked protests after it offered a drink special on the weekend named after black teenager Michael Brown, whose shooting by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in August has sparked months of demonstrations.

Mugshots, a bar in St. Joseph, Missouri, promoted on its Facebook page a “Michael Brown Special” consisting of six shots of tequila for $10, WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri, reported.

The unarmed Brown, 18, was struck by at least six bullets in the shooting by a white policeman, according to three separate autopsies performed in the investigation.

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