Denver group holds prayer vigil, rally in unity with Ferguson

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March and rally in downtown Denver

March and rally in downtown Denver

DENVER — A protest and rally took place in downtown Denver Wednesday evening that was prompted by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

The group “Together Colorado” gathered to show unity with the families in Ferguson.

“We do not want to see children being killed,” says  organizer Sharon Bridgeforth. “That was a day before he was supposed to leave for college. That should never have happened.”

The group joined a chorus of others that have marched and rallied in Denver demanding what they call the “demilitarization of law enforcement nationwide.”

Together Colorado points out there are several high profile cases of excessive force in Denver. It’s a culture — the group says — led to the Ferguson killing and similar police shootings.

Bridgeforth says her group has opened a dialogue with Denver’s acting sheriff and the police chief about the brutality cases here.