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The protests following an unarmed man killed by police in Missouri have spread to Charlotte. The Queen City was one of several around the nation to host A National Moment of Silence, a combination of a memorial and a rally against police brutality.

Michael Brown, a 18-year-old black man, was shot by police in Ferguson, MO on Saturday. His death has prompted days of protest and nights filled with contentious interactions between officers and protesters.

Charlotte's Moment of Silence took place downtown at Marshall Park Thursday evening. The group showed up with posters, signs and heavy hearts using silence as a moment of reflection.

Reia Chapman, the organizer of the event, was happy with the turnout and said it's a step towards the right direction.

“I understand black anger and enraged communities in terms of these things that are occurring. We're calling on silence to also pay respect and to acknowledge that a life has gone on, a person is no longer with us,” Chapman said.

She plans on putting together other campaigns to promote mutual understanding and social cooperation.


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