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Residents to gather in Downtown Spokane to protest Grand Jury decision


Today at 5 p.m. residents will gather outside of City Hall to protest the Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.

Similar protests are taking place across the nation in response to the court’s decision regarding the August shooting death of 18-year-old Brown.

According to an announcement from the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, those attending the rally should bring candles and wear black.  The event will begin outside City Hall and will conclude with a candlelit march to the Plaza.


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About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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