Nearly 100 people gathered in north Minneapolis to rally against police brutality.
The protest that brought out a diverse group of citizens was a part of the National Day Against Police Brutality. Along with activities in the Twin Cities, protest and rallies were held in more than 90 other cities throughout the nation. The national coming together was spawned by the rash of deaths of people – most African-Americans – at the hands of police officers. In particular the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. has ignited outrage among citizens. Brown was gunned down by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. Brown was unarmed when he was killed and witnesses say he was surrendering when he was struck with the fatal bullet. It total, Brown was shot six times by Wilson.