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Carbondale hosts vigil to remember Michael Brown

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -More than 50 people took part in Thursday’s “National Moment of Silence” at the Carbondale Town Square Pavillion.

The idea for the event came from activist Feminista Jones via twitter as a peaceful protest against the recent violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

On July 10, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson Police Officer.

People who attended the event made signs that read “Justice for Michael Brown and countless others shot,” and “We are not the enemy,” and many other quotes.

“I think people are feeling lost, angry, a lot of anger,” said Stacy Calvert, an co-organizer of the Carbondale vigil.  “I’ve been feeling really angry.”

“The only thing we can do from afar is share our words. And try to help support others in the community,” Calvert said. “But, I think it’s something that’s bringing people together. And that’s pretty amazing.”

More than 80 communities across the nation were schedule to take part in the event, Calvert said. 

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