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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Tonight, a National Moment of Silence will host vigils to honor victims of police brutality at dozens of cities across the country. In New Orleans, organizers will meet at 6 p.m. at Lafayette Square . Organizers ask participants to wear ...

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Tonight: "National Moment of Silence" in Lafayette Square


Tonight, a National Moment of Silence will host vigils to honor victims of police brutality at dozens of cities across the country. In New Orleans, organizers will meet at 6 p.m. at Lafayette Square.

Organizers ask participants to wear a red ribbon or piece of cloth or bandana on the right arm, and people can follow events via the hashtag #NMOS14 on Twitter and Facebook.

The vigil follows the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9 at the hands of a police officer ? and the ensuing protests, rallies and aggressive police action ? as well as the death of*Ezell Ford in Los Angeles*on Aug. 11.? [ Read more ]

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