A new group called Muslims Organized Against Police Brutality is staging a rally Saturday in Center City Philadelphia.
Coordinator Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad said the event was organized in response to the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
“It’s really sparked a catalyst around the country, raising awareness and consciousness regarding police brutality and the use of deadly force,” she said. “But it’s also raised a national conversation about black lives.”
Rashad said hundreds are expected at the rally starting at noon in LOVE Park.