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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.

Posted on August 14, 2014, at 11:27 p.m. ET

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.

I think we should have a national vigil for #MikeBrown and all recent victims of police brutality. Same day. Same time. Every city we can

#NMOS14@FeministaJones

I think we should have a national vigil for #MikeBrown and all recent victims of police brutality. Same day. Same time. Every city we can

7:09 AM - 10 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

It is important to remember that the #NMOS14 vigils are to remember the forgotten, ignored, killed, and abused #NMOS14

#NMOS14@FeministaJones

It is important to remember that the #NMOS14 vigils are to remember the forgotten, ignored, killed, and abused #NMOS14

1:55 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

San Francisco

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

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.

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

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.

Taylor Cumings holds up a sign during the moment of silence at 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.

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

Philadelphia

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

Josh Kruger@jawshkruger

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

1:20 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

theProphecy@DonLoyalty

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

3:55 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Dr. X@TheBlackGuyX

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

4:27 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Milwaukee

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

Monique LaJulien@__WISCONSIN__

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

3:57 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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__

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

3:59 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Chicago

MARCH TAKES THE STREET #NMOS14 #Chicago

People join hands during several minutes of silence at Daley Plaza in Chicago at a rally Thursday.
AP Photo/Erica Hunzinger

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

vine.co

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

AislinnSolButterfly@solbutterfly

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

4:34 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Colorado Springs

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.
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.

Indianapolis

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

Kat Dinosaur Coplen@tremendouskat

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

1:25 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tiffany and Joseph at #NMOS14 #indianapolis #MikeBrown

Kat Dinosaur Coplen@tremendouskat

Tiffany and Joseph at #NMOS14 #indianapolis #MikeBrown

1:01 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Phoenix

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

a higher mind ॐ@kissthecosmos

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

3:31 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Miami

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

Bruno Giglio@BrunoPGiglio

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

1:32 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Los Angeles

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 about the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

Residents of South Los Angeles display signs in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles.
Bob Riha Jr / Reuters

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

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

Seattle

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

Briana Saunders@briana9

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

1:59 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Paige Cornwell@pgcornwell

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

2:15 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Washington, D.C.

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

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

IMPACT@teamIMPACT

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

2:15 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#NMOS14 DC at Malcolm X Park #Ferguson

Keifer@KeiferMA

#NMOS14 DC at Malcolm X Park #Ferguson

2:22 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Charles Clymer@cmclymer

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

1:53 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Eugene, Ore.

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

Ian Campbell@MrCampbell17

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

4:20 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Ian Campbell@MrCampbell17

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

4:15 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Detroit

A large crowd listens during a vigil at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit on Thursday.
AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza

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

#NMOS14 #Detroit #Ferguson #Family #DontShoot

Jamma@MyNameIsJamma

#NMOS14 #Detroit #Ferguson #Family #DontShoot

1:53 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Hannah Mathers@hlmathers

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

1:52 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Denver

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

Jasmine Sailing@madamecp

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

4:23 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#Denver #NMOS14 #SolidarityWithFerguson

Nashville

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

Sirajah R@Femininenergy

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

2:14 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hundreds quietly rally downtown for slain Missouri teen.

wsmv Nancy Amons@WSMVNancyAmons

Hundreds quietly rally downtown for slain Missouri teen.

1:15 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nashvillians gather for #NMOS14 on Broadway. #Ferguson

Nashville Scene@NashvilleScene

Nashvillians gather for #NMOS14 on Broadway. #Ferguson

1:15 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Baltimore

Baltimoreans share their stories #NMOS14

Montgomery, Ala.

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

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.

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

Oakland

#NMOS14 in #Oakland #Ferguson #justiceforall #JusticeForMikeBrown

jamiedee@scrandolphskie

#NMOS14 in #Oakland #Ferguson #justiceforall #JusticeForMikeBrown

1:16 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Pittsburgh

#mikebrown #Pittsburgh #handsupdontshoot #NMOS14

Spice ☀♏@DeLaSpice

#mikebrown #Pittsburgh #handsupdontshoot #NMOS14

3:33 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Des Moines

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

Katherine Klingseis@Katkling

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

2:11 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Brooklyn

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

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
A woman in Brooklyn writes a message while attending a vigil to honor Michael Brown.
Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

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

Portland, Ore.

Tragic protest for a tragic situation. #pdxferguson

jakedockter@jakedockter

Tragic protest for a tragic situation. #pdxferguson

3:29 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Atlanta

Atlanta #NMOS14 - solidarity and love #HandsUpDontShoot

Lisa@Smooshettina

Atlanta #NMOS14 - solidarity and love #HandsUpDontShoot

3:05 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Alaseye Yero holds a sign during a candlelight vigil and moment of silence Thursday Decatur, Ga.
AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton

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

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

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

Hundreds gather for a candlelight vigil and observe a moment of silence 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

Renisha M/Marissa A@so_treu

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

2:19 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jakalia Brown, of Atlanta, holds a sign during a candlelight vigil and moment of silence.
AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton

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

San Diego

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

Tarryn Mento@TBMento

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

1:37 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

MoonWalking Unicorn@UnicornOnMoon

#HandsUpDontShoot

#NMOS14 San Diego stands in solidarity with #Ferguson

3:12 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Lisa Bolekaja@LisaBolekaja

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

2:44 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Lisa Bolekaja@LisaBolekaja

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

2:21 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Lesliee@_LeslieRenteria

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

2:23 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Orlando

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

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.

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

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

Austin

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

Radical Librarian@1RadLibrarian

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

3:46 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Burlington, Vt.

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

Elizabeth Murray@LizMurraySMC

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

1:21 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

About 40 to 50 people gathered at City Hall Park in Burlington, Vt., Thursday night.
AP Photo/The Burlington Free Press, Ryan Mercer

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

Boston

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

Nate Goldman@NateGoldman

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

1:28 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Nate Goldman@NateGoldman

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

1:54 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Minneapolis

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

Teach For America@TeachForAmerica

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

2:42 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Smiley Hill@smilyus

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

2:25 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Amira H.@AmiraHassan08

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

3:23 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

New Orleans

from new orleans to #ferguson #NMOS14

Manhattan

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

Lainna Fader@lainnafader

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

1:43 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Lainna Fader@lainnafader

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

1:17 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Lainna Fader@lainnafader

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

1:07 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#NMOS14 UNION SQUARE TO TIMES SQUARE THIS IS GODDAMN AMAZING

Yasiin Bพ@BranTheDon_

#NMOS14 UNION SQUARE TO TIMES SQUARE THIS IS GODDAMN AMAZING

2:46 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Sheryl Huggins@sherylhugg

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

2:47 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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