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

16. Milwaukee

21. Chicago

AP Photo/Erica Hunzinger

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

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

32. Phoenix

36. Miami

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

39. Los Angeles

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

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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

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.

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

55. Eugene, Ore.

58. Detroit

AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza

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

63. Denver

66. Nashville

71. Baltimore

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

80. Pittsburgh

83. Des Moines

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.

93. Atlanta

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.

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

100. San Diego

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

114. Burlington, Vt.

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

121. Minneapolis

125. New Orleans

129. Manhattan

AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak

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

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