Tallahassee Dream Defenders Rally For Mike Brown

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By: Chris Gros
August 18, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - The rally cry of Ferguson, Missouri protesters has spread to Florida’s capital city.

On Monday, Tallahassee’s dream defenders marched in support of Michael Brown, the 18 year old who was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

"We just want to let people know that we stand with you and we agree and we are fighting this fight with you. The more people who are in the movement the more people who see this and the more people who are around the country than we can understand and organize," said Dream Defender Troy Bacon

A group of more than 80 people voiced their emotions from Lake Ella Park on their way to the Tallahassee Police Department.

"There needs to be a community policing of the police and we must evaluate the police and the community must get involved with that as well," said Bacon.

It was at the department that the group spoke out against police brutality in America. Speaking at the rally was Dream Defender Michael Sampson - who spent the last three days in Ferguson protesting on the front lines.

"It was there I was able to see I myself was tear gassed, I saw cops throw tear gas at crowds with children and this was after a peaceful rally, people were there peaceful," said Sampson

The Dream Defenders have been holding similar rallies across Florida in cities like Jacksonville and Miami.