Moments of silence for Michael Brown
Photo-Ikenna Ikeotuonye and the Howard University Student Association.
Organiser Feminista Jones says that the National Moment of Silence, known as #NMOS14 on social media, was created in the wake of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the police response to local protests.
"With the shooting of Mike Brown, and now how Ferguson is being occupied by a military presence, people are upset and angry," Ms Jones told the BBC.
"I have a large platform so I knew I could reach people and make things happen."
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