Protesters Rally In Cities Across The U.S. In Solidarity With Ferguson

People gathered across the country Thursday for a national moment of silence to pay tribute to Michael Brown, who was fatally shot on Saturday.

1. People across the U.S. rallied together Thursday for a national moment of silence for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was shot by police on Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.

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3. According to The Root, the event, known as #NMOS14, was initiated by @FeministaJones, who described it as a way to come together “to remember the forgotten, ignored, killed, and abused.”

Photos from across the country showed people protesting in solidarity with the slain Ferguson teen.

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5. San Francisco

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AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Serene Lewis (right) holds a candle during a moment of silence at a vigil held in San Francisco Thursday for the death of Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo.

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AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Savannah McCoy, 17 (right), holds up a sign as she and her friend Kimber Camgros, 16, listen to speakers during the vigil in San Francisco.

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AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Taylor Cumings holds up a sign during the moment of silence at the vigil in San Francisco.

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AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

A crowd raises their arms while chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot” during a protest for Brown in San Francisco on Thursday.

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10. Philadelphia

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#NMOS14 #Philly

— Bam (@Bamcmxci)
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Peaceful protest in Philadelphia against police brutality. #NMOS14 #Ferguson

— Josh Kruger (@jawshkruger)
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marched to the top of the Philadelphia Art Museum in the rain for #Ferguson #NMOS14 #Philly

— theProphecy (@DonLoyalty)
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#NMOS14 #Philly

— Bam (@Bamcmxci)
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We love you #MichaelBrown #NMOS #NMOS14 #nmosphilly #WeAreTargets

— Dr. X (@TheBlackGuyX)
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16. Milwaukee

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@FeministaJones #NMOS14 Milwaukee

— Monique LaJulien (@__WISCONSIN__)
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Over 200 people were at #NMOS14 Milwaukee, probablt more...up from the 20 that were to come yesterday

— Monique LaJulien (@__WISCONSIN__)
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Truly thankful for all of you that put the word out and brought the Milwaukee community together for #NMOS14 #ferguson and #MikeBrown

— Monique LaJulien (@__WISCONSIN__)
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My little brother #NMOS14 Milwaukee

— Monique LaJulien (@__WISCONSIN__)
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21. Chicago

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— Minku (@MinkuMedia)
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AP Photo/Erica Hunzinger

People join hands during several minutes of silence at Daley Plaza in Chicago at a rally Thursday.

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Favorite pic of the night. "I am Michael Brown." I love this kid. #NMOS14 #Chicago

— AislinnSolButterfly (@solbutterfly)
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27. Colorado Springs

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AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Mark Reis

Dozens gather on the steps of City Hall in Colorado Springs, Colo., chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot” during a rally held to show solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday.

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29. Indianapolis

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Hands up; don't shoot. #NMOS14 in the Circle City.

— Kat Dinosaur Coplen (@tremendouskat)
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Tiffany and Joseph at #NMOS14 #indianapolis #MikeBrown

— Kat Dinosaur Coplen (@tremendouskat)
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32. Phoenix

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#NMOS14 Phoenix

— Paula (@PaulaPMc)
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Phoenix #NMOS14

— Dr. Adrienne K. (@NativeApprops)
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Happening in Phoenix, AZ right now #HandsUpDontShoot #NMOS14 #WeAreWithFerguson

— a higher mind ॐ (@kissthecosmos)
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36. Miami

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Right now at Miami's Gwen Cherry Park, dozens gathering to remember Michael Brown. #Ferguson

— Bruno Giglio (@BrunoPGiglio)
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In Miami, eight people were arrested by U.S. Marshals for protesting inside the federal courthouse, NBC News reported.

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39. Los Angeles

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Bob Riha Jr / Reuters

Residents of South Los Angeles display signs about the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

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Bob Riha Jr / Reuters

Residents of South Los Angeles display signs in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles.

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Bob Riha Jr / Reuters

Residents of South Los Angeles pause for a moment of silence in memory of Michael Brown in the Leimert Park section of L.A.

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44. Seattle

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At #NMOS14 in #Seattle #sea #JusticeForMikeBrown #MothersforPoliceAccountability

— Briana Saunders (@briana9)
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#NMOS14 sign: "Black lives matter. #MikeBrown." #Seattle

— Paige Cornwell (@pgcornwell)
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47. Washington, D.C.

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AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Supporters raise their hands during a rally at Meridian Hill Park, also known as Malcolm X Park in Washington.

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Malcolm X Park in DC #NMOS14 #Ferguson

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Being young and black is not a crime. #Ferguson #NMOS14

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#NMOS14 DC at Malcolm X Park #Ferguson

— Keifer (@KeiferMA)
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AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Jordan Johnson (left), from Washington, Camille Chrysostom of Bowie, Md., and Jaimee Swift of Philadelphia, observe a moment of silence at Meridian Hill Park.

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A teacher is here for her students. Powerful. #Ferguson

— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer)
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55. Eugene, Ore.

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People chant "Hands up. Don't shoot" at a vigil at the EMU in honor of #MikeBrown #NMOS14 @registerguard

— Ian Campbell (@MrCampbell17)
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People bow their heads in a moment of silence at a vigil in Eugene in honor of #MikeBrown #NMOS14 @registerguard

— Ian Campbell (@MrCampbell17)
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58. Detroit

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AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza

A large crowd listens during a vigil at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit on Thursday.

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Detroit Strong for #Ferguson #NMOS14

— Big Dumb Idiot (@mikexmoynihan)
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#NMOS14 #Detroit #Ferguson #Family #DontShoot

— Jamma (@MyNameIsJamma)
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No justice, no peace #NMOS14 #NMOS #momentofsilence #MikeBrown #MichaelBrown #Ferguson #FergusonShooting #Detroit

— Hannah Mathers (@hlmathers)
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63. Denver

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Standing together at #Denver #NMOS14, 5:23pm. #Ferguson #MikeBrown #TrayvonMartin

— Jasmine Sailing (@madamecp)
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#Denver #NMOS14 #SolidarityWithFerguson

— Kenny Wiley (@KennySWiley)
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66. Nashville

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#nmos14 #Nashville honors lost lives at the hands of police violence. Some dissent amongst us but all gathered.

— Sirajah R (@Femininenergy)
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Hundreds quietly rally downtown for slain Missouri teen.

— wsmv Nancy Amons (@WSMVNancyAmons)
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Nashvillians gather for #NMOS14 on Broadway. #Ferguson

— Nashville Scene (@NashvilleScene)
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#NMOS14 #OurLivesMatter #Nashville

— Ashiràh (@ALiberatedSoul)
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71. Baltimore

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#NMOS14 Baltimore

— Miá (@Melanie45221)
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Baltimoreans share their stories #NMOS14

— Miá (@Melanie45221)
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74. Montgomery, Ala.

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AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

Wearing the color red to symbolize solidarity, Karen Jones attends an event dedicated to Michael Brown at the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday.

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People stand outside the Civil Rights Memorial Center for a moment of silence dedicated to Michael Brown on Thursday in Montgomery, Ala.

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77. Oakland

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#NMOS14 in #Oakland #Ferguson #justiceforall #JusticeForMikeBrown

— jamiedee (@scrandolphskie)
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#NMOS14 #Oakland #JusticeForMikeBrown

— Chauncey K. R. (@UnapologeticCKD)
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80. Pittsburgh

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#mikebrown #Pittsburgh #handsupdontshoot #NMOS14

— Spice ☀♏ (@DeLaSpice)
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#NMOS14 #Pittsburgh

— Spice ☀♏ (@DeLaSpice)
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83. Des Moines

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About 70 people here at the #NMOS14 event in Des Moines. People still showing up.

— Katherine Klingseis (@Katkling)
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#NMOS14 Des Moines

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86. Brooklyn

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Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

People attend a vigil to honor Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by an unnamed police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo., in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

A woman in Brooklyn writes a message while attending a vigil to honor Michael Brown.

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90. Portland, Ore.

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Tragic protest for a tragic situation. #pdxferguson

— jakedockter (@jakedockter)
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#pdx marching for #ferguson #nmos14

— Casey Parks (@NPDXReporter)
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93. Atlanta

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Atlanta #NMOS14 - solidarity and love #HandsUpDontShoot

— Lisa (@Smooshettina)
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AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton

Alaseye Yero holds a sign during a candlelight vigil and moment of silence Thursday Decatur, Ga.

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Destiny Brown, of Ellenwood, Ga., holds a sign as people hold a candlelight vigil Thursday in Decatur, Ga.

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Hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil and observe a moment of silence Thursday in Decatur, Ga.

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"they say ferguson is a war zone. i been in a war zones. and in war zones, ppl shoot back." #NMOS14 #Atlanta

— Renisha M/Marissa A (@so_treu)
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Jakalia Brown, of Atlanta, holds a sign during a candlelight vigil and moment of silence.

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100. San Diego

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Crowd responding to speakers: "Hands up, don't shoot!" #NMOS14 in San Diego

— Tarryn Mento (@TBMento)
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#HandsUpDontShoot #NMOS14 San Diego stands in solidarity with #Ferguson

— MoonWalking Unicorn (@UnicornOnMoon)
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Don't think we don't hear you #Ferguson & #MikeBrown 's family. We stand with you in San Diego. #NMOS14

— Lisa Bolekaja (@LisaBolekaja)
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ACLU representative telling audience their rights with police as citizens. San Diego. #NMOS14

— Lisa Bolekaja (@LisaBolekaja)
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San Diego is in solidarity. #NMOS14 #ferguson #BMOC #MikeBrown #TrayvonMartin #EricGarner

— Lesliee (@_LeslieRenteria)
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106. Orlando

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AP Photo/John Raoux

A group of people hold up their arms during a nationwide moment of silence at a vigil to remember Missouri shooting victim Michael Brown in Orlando Thursday.

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DeQuan Shanks speaks to a group of about 100 people that gathered for a vigil to remember Missouri shooting victim Michael Brown in Orlando.

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111. Austin

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#NMOS14 Austin, TX: "No justice, no peace..."

— spelled like: Ché (@soundslikeshay)
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#momentofsilence in Austin, TX; solidarity with victims of #policebrutality time for #accountability #NMOS14 #oatx

— Radical Librarian (@1RadLibrarian)
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114. Burlington, Vt.

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Three minutes of silence begins at #NMOS14 in #btv #vt

— Elizabeth Murray (@LizMurraySMC)
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About 40 to 50 people gathered at City Hall Park in Burlington, Vt., Thursday night.

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117. Boston

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"1. We are the people 2. A little bit louder..." #NMOS14

— Nate Goldman (@NateGoldman)
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One by one people are coming up to share their stories, anger about police brutality #nmos14

— Nate Goldman (@NateGoldman)
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Hands up, moment of silence #NMOS14

— Nate Goldman (@NateGoldman)
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121. Minneapolis

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A TFA corps member, alumnus, and two staff members at #NMOS14 in Minneapolis.

— Teach For America (@TeachForAmerica)
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In Mpls outside PD station after snatch & grab arrest of a person outside vigil.

— Smiley Hill (@smilyus)
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Thank you to the organizers of #NMOS14 #minneapolis for creating a space for people to come together

— Amira H. (@AmiraHassan08)
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125. New Orleans

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— Afro-Latina (@PlMPCESS)
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— Garnet (@INeedJa_Kadeeja)
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from new orleans to #ferguson #NMOS14

— louise stacy (@senorastacy)
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129. Manhattan

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About 1,000 people march peacefully in New York City’s Union Square on Thursday.

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"We need each other to survive." Powerful. #NMOS14 #Ferguson Union Sq

— Lainna Fader (@lainnafader)
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"Hands up, don't shoot" #NMOS14 #Ferguson in Union Square

— Lainna Fader (@lainnafader)
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The 4th Amendment in chalk in NYC's Union Square for #NMOS14 #Ferguson

— Lainna Fader (@lainnafader)
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— Yasiin Bพ (@BranTheDon_)
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Times Sq, briefly paused as ralliers remain, hemmed in at 46th St. Tourists gawk, move on. #HandsUpDontShoot #NMOS14

— Sheryl Huggins (@sherylhugg)
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