On Friday, the officer who shot and killed unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown in Ferguson was identified as Darren Wilson.
Just days later, there’s already a Support Darren Wilson Facebook group with over 14,000 likes in support of Wilson. The group formed after local NBC affiliate KSDK showed video of Wilson’s home. The station later apologized for running the footage.
The Facebook group’s about page states:
“This page only for Support of Officer Darren Wilson! He was doing his job! To protect and serve! no trash here you will be banned!”
The “Support Darren Wilson” group held a rally outside of KSDK headquarters in St. Louis on Sunday.
The Facebook group also posted that they now have a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Wilson. As of Sunday evening, the group raised just over $1,000 in one hour.