Protesters of police killings to march on DC

Dec 13, 2014 10:57 AM by News Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 10,000 protesters are converging on Washington in an effort to bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

Civil rights organizations are holding a march to the Capitol on Saturday with the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who died in incidents with white police officers.

Thousands gathered at Freedom Plaza in the morning. The rally was interrupted briefly by a group of protesters who took the stage with a bullhorn. They announced that they were from Ferguson, Missouri - where Brown died - and demanded to speak.

Rally organizers called the interruption unnecessarily divisive. Speakers were delayed about five minutes as supporters of the interruption chanted, "Let them speak."

While protesters rally in Washington, other groups will march around the country, including a large event planned in New York City.

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