Photos: Philly National Moment Of Silence For Michael Brown

By Joshua Albert and Dustin Slaughter

On Thursday evening, several hundred gathered in LOVE park for a “National Moment of Silence” to honor and remember victims of police violence against people of color. The nationwide event, which according to the decentralized network of organizers took place in over 90 U.S. cities, was spurred by the murder of 18 year old Ferguson, Missouri teenager Michael Brown, who was shot multiple times by police officer Darren Wilson last Saturday. Brown was set to start college on August 11th. The Declaration will following all developments in Philadelphia related to this story.

 

 

Protester holds lighter at vigil for Mike Brown. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Protester holds lighter at vigil for Mike Brown. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

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A protester listens to speaker. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

A protester listens to speaker. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

A protester listens to speaker. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

A protester listens to speaker. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Protesters demand justice for Mike Brown. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Protesters demand justice for Mike Brown. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Woman holds fist in the air while leading crowd in chant. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Woman holds fist in the air while leading crowd in chant. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Woman holds fist in the air while leading crowd in chant. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Woman holds fist in the air while leading crowd in chant. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Protesters hold hands up in the air, chanting " hands up, don't shoot." ( Photo By Joshua Albert(

Protesters hold hands up in the air, chanting ” hands up, don’t shoot.” ( Photo By Joshua Albert(

Protesters return to LOVE Park after rain subsides. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Protesters return to LOVE Park after rain subsides. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

A protester passionaltey yells " I am Mike Brown." ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

A protester passionaltey yells ” I am Mike Brown.” ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

A protester holds her hands up to signify she is unarmed. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

A protester holds her hands up to signify she is unarmed. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Two SEPTA officer discuss and watch protesters. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

Two SEPTA officer discuss and watch protesters. ( Photo By Joshua Albert)

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