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.

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.

5. San Francisco

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.

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.

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

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

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.

10. Philadelphia

#NMOS14 #Philly

— Bamcmxci (@Bam)

Peaceful protest in Philadelphia against police brutality. #NMOS14 #Ferguson

— jawshkruger (@Josh Kruger)

marched to the top of the Philadelphia Art Museum in the rain for #Ferguson #NMOS14 #Philly

— DonLoyalty (@theProphecy)

#NMOS14 #Philly

— Bamcmxci (@Bam)

We love you #MichaelBrown #NMOS #NMOS14 #nmosphilly #WeAreTargets

— TheBlackGuyX (@Dr. X)

16. Milwaukee

@FeministaJones #NMOS14 Milwaukee

— __WISCONSIN__ (@Monique LaJulien)

Over 200 people were at #NMOS14 Milwaukee, probablt more...up from the 20 that were to come yesterday

— __WISCONSIN__ (@Monique LaJulien)

Truly thankful for all of you that put the word out and brought the Milwaukee community together for #NMOS14 #ferguson and #MikeBrown

— __WISCONSIN__ (@Monique LaJulien)

My little brother #NMOS14 Milwaukee

— __WISCONSIN__ (@Monique LaJulien)

21. Chicago

MARCH TAKES THE STREET #NMOS14 #Chicago

— MinkuMedia (@Minku)
AP Photo/Erica Hunzinger

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

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

— solbutterfly (@AislinnSolButterfly)

27. Colorado Springs

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.

29. Indianapolis

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

— tremendouskat (@Kat Dinosaur Coplen)

Tiffany and Joseph at #NMOS14 #indianapolis #MikeBrown

— tremendouskat (@Kat Dinosaur Coplen)

32. Phoenix

#NMOS14 Phoenix

— PaulaPMc (@Paula)

Phoenix #NMOS14

— NativeApprops (@Dr. Adrienne K.)

Happening in Phoenix, AZ right now #HandsUpDontShoot #NMOS14 #WeAreWithFerguson

— kissthecosmos (@a higher mind ॐ)

36. Miami

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

— BrunoPGiglio (@Bruno Giglio)

In Miami, eight people were arrested by U.S. Marshals for protesting inside the federal courthouse, NBC News reported.

39. Los Angeles

Bob Riha Jr / Reuters

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

Bob Riha Jr / Reuters

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

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.

44. Seattle

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

— briana9 (@Briana Saunders)

#NMOS14 sign: "Black lives matter. #MikeBrown." #Seattle

— pgcornwell (@Paige Cornwell)

47. Washington, D.C.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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

Malcolm X Park in DC #NMOS14 #Ferguson

— teamIMPACT (@IMPACT)

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

— teamIMPACT (@IMPACT)

#NMOS14 DC at Malcolm X Park #Ferguson

— KeiferMA (@Keifer)
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.

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

— cmclymer (@Charles Clymer)

55. Eugene, Ore.

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

— MrCampbell17 (@Ian Campbell)

People bow their heads in a moment of silence at a vigil in Eugene in honor of #MikeBrown #NMOS14 @registerguard

— MrCampbell17 (@Ian Campbell)

58. Detroit

AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza

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

Detroit Strong for #Ferguson #NMOS14

— mikexmoynihan (@Big Dumb Idiot)

#NMOS14 #Detroit #Ferguson #Family #DontShoot

— MyNameIsJamma (@Jamma)

No justice, no peace #NMOS14 #NMOS #momentofsilence #MikeBrown #MichaelBrown #Ferguson #FergusonShooting #Detroit

— hlmathers (@Hannah Mathers)

63. Denver

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

— madamecp (@Jasmine Sailing)

#Denver #NMOS14 #SolidarityWithFerguson

— KennySWiley (@Kenny Wiley)

66. Nashville

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

— Femininenergy (@Sirajah R)

Hundreds quietly rally downtown for slain Missouri teen.

— WSMVNancyAmons (@wsmv Nancy Amons)

Nashvillians gather for #NMOS14 on Broadway. #Ferguson

— NashvilleScene (@Nashville Scene)

#NMOS14 #OurLivesMatter #Nashville

— ALiberatedSoul (@Ashiràh)

71. Baltimore

#NMOS14 Baltimore

— Melanie45221 (@Miá)

Baltimoreans share their stories #NMOS14

— Melanie45221 (@Miá)

74. Montgomery, Ala.

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.

AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

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

77. Oakland

#NMOS14 in #Oakland #Ferguson #justiceforall #JusticeForMikeBrown

— scrandolphskie (@jamiedee)

#NMOS14 #Oakland #JusticeForMikeBrown

— UnapologeticCKD (@Chauncey K. R.)

80. Pittsburgh

#mikebrown #Pittsburgh #handsupdontshoot #NMOS14

— DeLaSpice (@Spice ☀♏)

#NMOS14 #Pittsburgh

— DeLaSpice (@Spice ☀♏)

83. Des Moines

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

— Katkling (@Katherine Klingseis)

#NMOS14 Des Moines

— Rrrrnessa (@.)

86. Brooklyn

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.

Eduardo Munoz / Reuters
Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

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

90. Portland, Ore.

Tragic protest for a tragic situation. #pdxferguson

— jakedockter (@jakedockter)

#pdx marching for #ferguson #nmos14

— NPDXReporter (@Casey Parks)

93. Atlanta

Atlanta #NMOS14 - solidarity and love #HandsUpDontShoot

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

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

AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton

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

AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton

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

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

— so_treu (@Renisha M/Marissa A)
AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton

Jakalia Brown, of Atlanta, holds a sign during a candlelight vigil and moment of silence.

100. San Diego

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

— TBMento (@Tarryn Mento)

#HandsUpDontShoot #NMOS14 San Diego stands in solidarity with #Ferguson

— UnicornOnMoon (@MoonWalking Unicorn)

Don't think we don't hear you #Ferguson & #MikeBrown 's family. We stand with you in San Diego. #NMOS14

— LisaBolekaja (@Lisa Bolekaja)

ACLU representative telling audience their rights with police as citizens. San Diego. #NMOS14

— LisaBolekaja (@Lisa Bolekaja)

San Diego is in solidarity. #NMOS14 #ferguson #BMOC #MikeBrown #TrayvonMartin #EricGarner

— _LeslieRenteria (@Lesliee)

106. Orlando

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.

AP Photo/John Raoux

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

AP Photo/John Raoux
AP Photo/John Raoux

111. Austin

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

— soundslikeshay (@spelled like: Ché)

#momentofsilence in Austin, TX; solidarity with victims of #policebrutality time for #accountability #NMOS14 #oatx

— 1RadLibrarian (@Radical Librarian)

114. Burlington, Vt.

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

— LizMurraySMC (@Elizabeth Murray)
AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Ryan Mercer

About 40 to 50 people gathered at City Hall Park in Burlington, Vt., Thursday night.

117. Boston

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

— NateGoldman (@Nate Goldman)

One by one people are coming up to share their stories, anger about police brutality #nmos14

— NateGoldman (@Nate Goldman)

Hands up, moment of silence #NMOS14

— NateGoldman (@Nate Goldman)

121. Minneapolis

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

— TeachForAmerica (@Teach For America)

In Mpls outside PD station after snatch & grab arrest of a person outside vigil.

— smilyus (@Smiley Hill)

Thank you to the organizers of #NMOS14 #minneapolis for creating a space for people to come together

— AmiraHassan08 (@Amira H.)

125. New Orleans

#NMOS14 #NOLA

— PlMPCESS (@Afro-Latina)

#NMOS14 #NOLA

— INeedJa_Kadeeja (@Garnet)

from new orleans to #ferguson #NMOS14

— senorastacy (@louise stacy)

129. Manhattan

AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak

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

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

— lainnafader (@Lainna Fader)

"Hands up, don't shoot" #NMOS14 #Ferguson in Union Square

— lainnafader (@Lainna Fader)

The 4th Amendment in chalk in NYC's Union Square for #NMOS14 #Ferguson

— lainnafader (@Lainna Fader)

#NMOS14 UNION SQUARE TO TIMES SQUARE THIS IS GODDAMN AMAZING

— BranTheDon_ (@Yasiin Bพ)

Times Sq, briefly paused as ralliers remain, hemmed in at 46th St. Tourists gawk, move on. #HandsUpDontShoot #NMOS14

— sherylhugg (@Sheryl Huggins)

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