Nationwide moment of silence planned to honor Michael Brown

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Inspired by the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a national moment of silence has been planned for Thursday, with events across the nation.

Organizers say the vigils will honor Brown and others who have died in police-related shootings.

Chicago’s event will begin in Daley Plaza at 6 p.m. before the national silent vigil at 6:20 p.m.

Youth organizers from the Black Youth Project 100 are expected to speak and perform afterward.

From the Chicago event’s Facebook page:

Join us as we gather for a moment of silence for those who have been victims of police brutality throughout the U.S. … A collective moment of silence will begin at 6:20 pm. Please wear a red sash/ribbon/bandana on your right arm/wrist to be identifiable and to stand in solidarity.

National event Facebook page

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