NEWARK - Demonstrations are taking place around the country this week in response the death of an unarmed teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson, Missouri -- including in New Jersey.

About 100 protesters stood in silence with their hands up at Newark City Hall. Some carried signs that read "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" which has become a rallying call for the events in Ferguson. 

The event was organized using social media by Jhanae Mahoney, a recent college graduate from West Orange. "Everything that's going on with police brutality and all the constitutional rights being broken, I think it's time for a change and it takes people doing events like this and mobilizing," he says.

People in more than 90 cities observed Thursday's national moment of silence.