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Show of Solidarity for Mike Brown

8/14/2014, 11:58 a.m.
Hundreds of incoming Howard University freshman in Washington, D.C. took to the historically black college’s auditorium Wednesday, Aug. 13 in ...
In response to the killing of Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager by a police officer, stopped for allegedly jay-walking, students of Howard University gathered in the school auditorium, with their hands up on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The photo has gone viral with the hashtag #HandsUpDontShoot. Photo courtesy of Howard University

Hundreds of incoming Howard University freshman in Washington, D.C. took to the historically black college’s auditorium Wednesday, Aug. 13 in a show of solidarity with those protesting the shooting death of Mike Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, MO.

The showing was organized by Khalil Saadiq, a member of the Howard University Student Association and promoted by the school.

"We are proud of our students who have united peacefully to show they will not stand for the senseless violence anymore," the school said in a statement. "Thank you to the Howard University Student Association for leading and organizing this display of solidarity. #HandsUpDontShoot"