Missouri NAACP plans mock funeral to protest racial issues
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri NAACP is holding a mock funeral in response to a death at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and a new Missouri discrimination law.
The NAACP and other advocacy groups such as Missouri Faith Voices will hold the New Orleans-style jazz funeral Sunday outside the governor's mansion in Jefferson City.
The groups say the event is to mourn the death of a woman killed when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The funeral also will mark the death of 28-year-old Missouri inmate Tory Sanders, who was from Nashville.
Organizers say they'll also protest a new Missouri law to raise the standard for suing for alleged discrimination.