PHOTOS: National Moment of Silence in Honor of Michael Brown
To honor the life of 18-year-old Michael Brown, cities in 30 states held national moments of silence on Thursday, August 14. Feminista Jones spread the word on social media, and states immediately signed on to host vigils in support. Using #NMOS14, people live tweeted their local demonstrations, and shared powerful images of the peaceful protests in their community. Here’s a look back at vigils that honored Michael Brown’s life.
National Moment of Silence in Honor of Michael Brown
DeQuan Shanks leads protesters in raising their arms at Lake Eola park during the "National Moment of Silence" event at the Lake Eola bandshell in downtown Orlando, Florida on Thursday, August 14, 2014. In light of the recent killing of eighteen year old Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, citizens across America are gathering in solidarity to hold vigils and observe a moment of silence to honor victims of suspected police brutality.