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'Day of Action' rally held outside Kerrick trial

by WCNC Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Randall Kerrick trial enters week two of testimony in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell. Monday morning those supporting Ferrell's family held a rally outside the Mecklenburg County Courthouse as a part of the nation's "Day of Action."

The group is meeting not just for Ferrell, but for Michael Brown, the unarmed black man shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer, and others who lost their lives. They say they want three things: "to stand in solidarity, bring awareness, and affect social change."

Supporters hold hands during a 'Day of Action' even outside the Kerrick Trial.

"Even if I'm just driving down the street there's still that innate fear that grips me when a police officer pulls up behind me." That's why Chapman joined this group Monday morning, to pray for the families who've lost loved ones.

Another group member, Reia Chapman said, "We want people in the community to not just focus on Ferguson because that's kind of the spark of all of this, but to become involved in Charlotte's community and to support this family.

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