- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

DENVER (AP) - About 200 demonstrators have held a peaceful, silent vigil in Denver for people who died at the hands of police.

The gathering was held Thursday in a park across from the State Capitol and was part of a National Moment of Silence.

The vigils were prompted by the shooting death of an 18-year-old man by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the death of a New York City man caused by a police officer’s chokehold.

No police were visible at the Denver vigil.

Some people held signs saying “Stop Police Brutality” and “Hands Up Don’t Shoot,” a reference to witness accounts describing Brown as having his hands in the air as he was shot.

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