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Missoulians Host Vigil For Missouri Man Shot By Police

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A death in Missouri sends ripples from coast to coast, even here in Missoula.

Thursday, many across the nation held vigils for 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot and killed after a confrontation with police in Ferguson.

Some unrest has broken out in Ferguson after many people there have taken their protest to the streets. During the vigil at Higgins Street Bridge, people held signs saying "Missoula stands with the people of Ferguson" and "Missoula stands with Michael Brown." Many people at the vigil can't believe the violence that has overtaken the midwestern city.

More than anything, one of the protestors said they couldn't stand to see so much violence so close to home.

It's brought to the spotlight a big issue: how law enforcement treats people of color.

"I was really pretty horrified at what's going on. People are standing there peacefully, chanting, hands up don't shoot, and they're getting tear gassed," said Joni Waldrup, one of the vigil participants.

Brown was killed Sunday and since then, there have been demonstrations as well as looting across the city.

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