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In wake of Brown shooting, National Moment of Silence held in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Several dozen people in the Richmond area made their way downtown Thursday night for a peaceful protest.

The group marched from Broad St. to Monroe Park in the silent walk and then came together for a moment of silence.

“We’re walking for justice, we’re walking for Mike Brown,” said Keisha Williams, who attended the event.

The National Moment of Silence event comes after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri Saturday afternoon.

The college bound 18-year-old was shot and killed by police. Witnesses said Brown was unarmed and had his hands in the air. However, police said the teen physically assaulted the officer.

Thursday’s even was one of many throughout the U.S. in response to the violence protests in Ferguson since Brown’s death.

“To demonstrate peace and justice for Mike Brown and everyone who has lost their life,” said Williams..

Williams and others said they hope Thursday’s message in Richmond with reach beyond the city limits.

“Sometimes people don’t know how they can make a difference and hopefully things like this will continue to happen,” said Williams.

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