Newark protesters rally against police brutality, take part in national moment of silence

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

About 100 protestors stood in silence with their

About 100 protestors stood in silence with their hands up at Newark City Hall. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

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.

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