DENVER - A couple hundred people gathered at Civic Center Park Thursday for a nationwide vigil to honor victims of police brutality, especially Michael Brown, the unarmed Missouri teen who was shot and killed by a police officer last weekend.
"This isn't about black, it's not about white, it's not about Mexican, this is about police brutality against us," said one man holding a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" sign.
The National Moment of Silence movement, which sprang from social media, fanned out across 37 states. More than 90 vigils were held across the nation to share in a moment of silence and solidarity with each other.
"When we're talking about that young life, we're not just talking about Missouri, we're talking about Denver, Colorado as well," said community activist, Brother Jeff Fard.