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Roanoke NAACP holds Rally to bring awareness

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ROANOKE (WSLS) - Protests continue to ring across the nation a day after the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown resigned.

People are speaking out about the grand jury's decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson.

About 50 people attended the rally at the Martin Luther King Junior Bridge in Roanoke.

They are taking a stand against gun violence.

Debra Foltz attended because she said too many lives have been lost.

"It's not right, its not fair and I'm not going anywhere," Foltz said.

Members from Civil Rights groups like the NAACP and SCLC spoke at Sunday's rally.

While they are upset with the grand jury's decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson, the president of the NAACP Roanoke Chapter Brenda Hale says there should be more protocols to prevent an incident like the one in Ferguson.

"We want to address the safety and welfare of our children here in the community our african american males too many things have been happening in this country in the last several years and it's the duty of the NAACP to bring this things to the open," Hale said.

There is a vigil in response to what happened in Ferguson on Monday at the War Memorial in Blacksburg at 5:30 p.m.