Spike Lee Puts Up Michael Brown Memorial at 40 Acres Headquarters

A memorial of the teen hangs next to one of Eric Garner.

Posted: 08/14/2014 04:48 PM EDT

Filmmaker Spike Lee has put up a memorial of Michael Brown, 18, next to the one of Eric Garner at his 40 Acres headquarters on Thursday in Brooklyn, New York. "My Hands Are Up," the poster reads. "Mike Brown, Rest in Power."

Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri, police Aug. 9, only a few days before he was to start college.

"This Memorial To Our Slain Young Brother Mike Brown Went Up Today At The HQ Of 40 Acres In Da Republic Of Brooklyn," wrote Spike Lee on his Instagram page Thursday.

Lee later posted another image of the memorial that listed links to other victims of police shootings. He then asks, "This Is For Real. I Am Not Making This Up When Will This Madness Stop?"

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(Photo: Spike Lee via Instagram)

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