ASHEVILLE — About 100 people gathered Sunday at Pack Square wearing red and protesting police brutality and racial injustice in a precursor to a larger rally scheduled for Aug. 30.
During this peaceful protest, volunteers register people to vote and circulated a petition in supporting what has become known as “Mike Brown Law,” which would requiring police officers to wear cameras. Brown, 18, was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. The incident sparked waves of protest and violence in Ferguson. Others have rallied across the country, decrying police brutality.
Shanita Jackson, one of the organizers for this rally, was among the group of volunteers handing out flyers on Sunday encouraging people to attend a much larger Peace Rally planned for Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. at Triangle Park, in downtown Asheville. Triangle Park is located on South Market Street, south of the YMI Cultural Center.