In shocking turn of events, civil rights activist Rev. AL Sharpton is being banned from attending the funeral of Walter Scott who was murdered a week ago by a South Carolina police officer.
Scott’s family is requesting Sharpton to not attend the funeral and make a big scene out of Walter Scott’s death, similar to what happened last year in Ferguson and Staten Island.
Stay away, Rev. Al.
That was the message from the family of South Carolina police shooting victim Walter Scott to the civil rights activist Thursday two days before the funeral for the slain father of four.
“We don’t want another Ferguson type of circus here,” a source close to the Scott family told The Daily News.
Scott family attorney Chris Stewart said they appreciate Sharpton’s support but “the funeral is only going to be close family members.”
“The Reverend Al has called and expressed his support and condolences,” said Stewart. “The family is very appreciative.”