Walk to be held in Knoxville protesting police violence

Walk to be held in Knoxville protesting police violence


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A second event is planned in Knoxville Saturday after the death of an unarmed teen in Missouri.

Organizers of the "Justice for Michael Brown Walk to Stop Police Violence" say on their Facebook page they are protesting "against police murder, police militarization, in solidarity with the uprising in Ferguson and demanding justice for Mike Brown."

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Brown, 18, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9. Police said Friday that Brown was a suspect in a robbery earlier in the evening, but the officer who shot him was not aware of that.

Knoxville's event grew out of a National Moment of Silence held Thursday and organized on social media.

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It will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., beginning at Summit Hill and Hall of Fame and ended at the Knoxville Police Department.

Organizers say they chose that spot to begin because it was where an unarmed African-American was killed in May 2003.

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