- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Coloradans joined thousands of people across the country in holding protest vigils for an unarmed black Missouri teen fatally shot by police and other victims of alleged police brutality.

About 200 people gathered in Denver Thursday evening in a park across from the state Capitol. Some people held signs saying “Stop Police Brutality” and “Hands Up Don’t Shoot,” a reference to witness accounts describing Michael Brown as having his hands in the air as he was shot.

In Colorado Springs, the Gazette (http://bit.ly/1kGFQs8 ) reported that about 70 people chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot” on the steps of city hall.

State Rep. Tony Exum said they weren’t there to scrutinize the facts of the case but to show “solidarity and care” for the Brown family.

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