Norwich NAACP will hold vigil and rally Friday

Norwich – The Norwich branch of the NAACP will hold a vigil and rally from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday outside Norwich City Hall “in support of justice in Ferguson, Mo.," the group announced today.

NAACP members and other groups will gather in the City Hall courtyard to support a call for the state of Missouri to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the shooting of Michael Brown, a black man, by white police officer Darren Wilson.

Current St. Louis Prosecutor Bob McColloch has close family and professional ties to local police. Protesters have called for him to be replaced for the investigation.

“Governor (Jay) Nixon has said he will not appoint a special prosecutor to lead a transparent investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown,” the Norwich NAACP branch said in a press release announcing the vigil. “We cannot let this decision stand. Why won’t Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster support justice and transparency right away?”

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