Demonstrators in Phoenix peacefully protest police brutality

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:22am

Calls for peace and justice in Phoenix as police and protesters continue to clash in a St. Louis suburb.

Dozens of peaceful demonstrators gathered on the Eastlake Park lawn holding signs that read "Justice for Mike Brown."

They chanted "no justice, no peace" and stood in solidarity with their hands raised against the latest alleged police brutality case.

Investigators said Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. The gathering in Phoenix Thursday evening was part of a nationwide effort organized by a social media campaign called The National Moment of Silence.

Renee Huff stood before the crowd and called police brutality shameful.

"It's spiraling out of control," she said. "I just hope nobody else has to die before this can be resolved because I am really sick and tired of being sick and tired."

Demonstrators plan to move their efforts to Phoenix City Hall on Saturday where a peaceful demonstration will be held at 11 a.m.


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