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Demonstration against police brutality set for Philly

 (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

(Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

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.

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