RICHMOND, Va. – “Hands up don’t shoot” was the over all theme of the vigil held Saturday at Abner Clay Park in Richmond’s Jackson Ward in honor of Michael Brown.
Brown a college-bound teen was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer. A a friend and witnesses said was unarmed and had his hands in the air.
Brown’s death on August 9 sparked days of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb and concern over race and police shootings across the country.
The Missouri community was angry and rebelled.
Protesters in the vigil marched from Abner Clay Park to the State Capital’s Bell Tower.
Organizers of the rally say its a chance to talk about gun violence here in Virginia.