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Austin Protesters Join 'National Day of Rage'

Updated: Thursday, August 21 2014, 10:31 PM CDT

As unrest in Ferguson, Missouri raged on into day 12, protesters in Austin and across the country held what they called a "National Day of Rage."

The rallies were to raise awareness after the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police.

Protesters in Austin stood in front of the Capitol building with signs to support the people in Ferguson.

Their message was to bring to light the need to end police brutality across the county and create solidarity.

Eric Fahrenthold said the group is also pushing for transparency in the Brown shooting investigation, as well as similar cases around the country.

Fahrenthold said he believes transparency is what will bridge the gap is mistrust between communities and police departments.

"As a member of society I feel like I am affected in some way, and in the future could be affected in some way," Fahrenthold. "So, if the least we could do is come out and stand in solidarity in another city that is directly being affected right now; we came out and did it."

By Cassie Gallo

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Austin Protesters Join 'National Day of Rage'


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