ATLANTA - The shooting of an unarmed teen in Missouri has sparked discussion and peaceful protests across the country including right in metro Atlanta.
Thursday night, a national moment of silence was held to remember victims of police brutality. Social media drew hundreds of people to the old Decatur Courthouse.
“I just wanted to thank you all for coming; this is so important,” said organizer Kelene Lee.
The nearly 300 supporters came here for the National Day of Silence in support of Michael Brown, who was shot last Saturday.
“I'm just trying to garner support for these brothers. Too many sons leaving their mothers. Too many riots,” said participant Lindsey Claud.
Claud says she's angry at what she sees.
“I'm just really upset at seeing at seeing my people getting hurt so much,” Claud said.
Army veteran Chris Fulton told the crowd when he sees police, it strikes fear in his heart.
“It's almost like, who watches the watchmen? Who looks over them?” Fulton said.
Two DeKalb County sheriff's squad cars remained parked nearby, even after the vigil when about 50 people marched down the street.
For Claud, the change now comes from her smartphone.
“I feel like if I come out here and support and do things like this, post things to Tumblr and Twitter, that will change things,” Claud said.
There’s a flash mob scheduled for Friday at the Five Points MARTA station at 4 p.m. Organizers want people to hold their hands up while shouting, "Don't shoot me.”
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