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National Moment of Silence: Cleveland honors murdered Missouri teen

National Moment of Silence vigils across the nation. (Source: Facebook) National Moment of Silence vigils across the nation. (Source: Facebook)
Protesters gathered at the Free Stamp. (Source: WOIO) Protesters gathered at the Free Stamp. (Source: WOIO)
It was a peaceful, thought-provoking rally. (Source: WOIO) It was a peaceful, thought-provoking rally. (Source: WOIO)

On Thursday, various events took place around Cleveland to remember a Ferguson, MO teenager who was killed by police earlier this month.

Witnesses say the 18-year-old was unarmed and his hands were in the air when a police officer shot him to death last Saturday. Police say Brown attacked the officer and tried to take his gun. So far, officials have declined to release the officer's name for his safety.

Thursday marks day number five of the unrest in the St. Louis suburb. It was supposed to be the first day of school, but classes have been postponed until Monday.

Ceremonies are expected for a National Moment of Silence in more than 50 cities across 30 states, according to organizers. Cleveland Police patrolled the edge of the protests in Cleveland.

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"We can do so much better across the board. Gonna take everybody. It's not a black issue, not a white issue, not a Latino issue. It's a people issue," said Pastor Edwin Moore, with Way of Escape Church. "We are not going to tolerate this type of behavior from police, from thugs on the street, from anybody."

Jake Streeter was born and raised in Cleveland. He's raising two boys by himself.

"Sick and tired of simply, just being targets, whether it's just verbal harassment, physical harassment. Now it seems to be getting to the point where it seems like it's open season on young African-American youth," said Streeter.

Kat Voller brought her daughter, Sophie, from Westlake, hoping to "give her a better world than what she came into."

President Barack Obama addressed the chaos in the city:

"There is never an excuse for violence against police. There's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests."

The remarks follow a violent night in St. Louis where police fired tear gas and smoke bombs at protesters after the crowd threw firebombs.

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