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Ferguson Protesters March Through Center City



    Several protesters marched through the streets of Center City during a rally for Mike Brown and Ferguson, Missouri. (Published Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014)

    Around 150 people marched down Market Street Wednesday night during a peaceful protest of the death of Michael Brown and the continued unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

    The demonstrators gathered in LOVE Park and marched towards Philadelphia Police headquarters on 8th and Race Streets while chanting and holding up signs.

    The protest is one of many that have occurred both in Philly and nationwide since the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

    "All the killings and the shootings for nothing are pointless," said Tasheika Carter, one of the protesters. "We're just trying to be a better people."

    At one point during the march, the crowd stopped chanting "We are Mike Brown" and began to chant "We are David Ellis." Ellis was killed in a shootout with police early Tuesday after he allegedly shot an officer, who survived the incident.

    Ellis' mother spoke at another rally for Mike Brown and Ferguson that was held in West Philadelphia Tuesday.