Hundreds expected to attend rally for Michael Brown at J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of people are expected to attend a rally for Michael Brown on Thursday evening at the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain.

The 18-year-old was shot and killed Saturday by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer triggering community tension in the St. Louis suburb.

KCMO Mayor Sly James issued a video statement Thursday morning, asking for people to "keep it cool," and "doing things in the right manner."

Thursday's rally is part of a national moment of silence that organizers say will include as many as 25 cities from across the country.

According to the event's Facebook page, more than 300 people are expected to attend. The rally starts at 7 p.m., and the moment of silence is scheduled for 7:20 p.m.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story listed the rally as happening on Friday. That information was incorrect. The rally is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, August 14. We apologize for the error.

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