Police brutality protest in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 13.
Tonight, a National Moment of Silence
will host vigils to honor victims of police brutality at dozens of cities across the country. In New Orleans, organizers will meet at 6 p.m. at Lafayette Square
Organizers ask participants to wear a red ribbon or piece of cloth or bandana on the right arm, and people can follow events via the hashtag #NMOS14 on Twitter and Facebook.
The vigil follows the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 9 at the hands of a police officer — and the ensuing protests, rallies and aggressive police action
— as well as the death of Ezell Ford in Los Angeles
on Aug. 11. In New Orleans, a man was shot by a New Orleans Police Department officer during a traffic stop on Monday, which was not mentioned by the department until yesterday