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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: Twitter users respond to MO teen’s shooting death

(Photo source: Twitter) (Photo source: Twitter)
(Photo source: Twitter) (Photo source: Twitter)
(WTVM) -

The hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown is popular on social media following the Missouri shooting.

Young African American men are posting two contrasting pictures of themselves on Twitter asking the question "If they gunned me down which picture would the news use?"

This comes after many news outlets chose to use a picture of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown holding up what some say is a gang sign instead of using his graduation photo.

They are comparing this to a photo that news stations used of Trayvon Martin in 2012.

You can see more of these pictures at this link

[RELATED: Violence, looting after vigil for MO teen's death]

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