Thousands are expected to gather across the country at Thursday at 7 p.m. EST and 4 p.m. PT for vigils remembering the victims of police shootings and brutality and in light of the recent kiling of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri.
The moment of silence will begin at 20 minutes past the hour. Rallies will be held in Detroit, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and dozens of other cities. A full list of the rallies can be found here and at the National Moment of Silence Facebook page.
Information about the National Moment of Silence has been spread on social media via the hashtag #NMOS14. Attendees are asked to wear a red ribbon, bandanna or cloth around their right arm at the vigils to identify those who are standing in solidarity.
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(Photo: Courtesy of National Moment of Silence 2014 via Facebook)