- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of mothers is marching in Washington to protest police brutality, saying “Stop Killing Our Children.”

Mothers from across the country are joined the “Million Moms March” with the group Mothers For Justice United on Saturday.

Maria Hamilton of Milwaukee, the mother of a man killed by a police officer in a downtown park, is helping to lead the effort. Hamilton’s son, 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton was fatally shot last year on April 30, 2014. His family says Dontre Hamilton suffered from mental illness but was not violent.

In Washington, the group of moms planned to march from Capitol Hill to the Justice Department to deliver their demands for justice and racial equality in the name of their slain children. They spent time Friday lobbying members of Congress.

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