Today is a national day of protest to stop police brutality

Every Oct. 22, people nationwide nonviolently protest police brutality and repression. 2010 marks the 15th year of this action.

Albuquerque’s Copwatch is participating and organized a silent march and vigil to remember the people who’ve been shot by the Albuquerque Police Department. There have been 11 officer-involved shootings this year.

People will gather at Fourth Street and Roma at 3:30 p.m. Family members of Kenneth Ellis III , the Iraq War veteran who was killed by police in January, will speak. The friends and relatives of Enrique “Kiki” Carrasco will also attend. At 4:30, the silent march will begin making its way up Central and end at Robinson Park on 8th Street.

The event is also sponsored by Vecinos United, Young Women United and the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition.