Protest march in Kalamazoo to coincide with one in Missouri

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Protestors in Kalamazoo are planning a peaceful demonstration to coincide with one scheduled in Ferguson, Missouri.

Hands Up-Walk Out Kalamazoo is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Nearly 3 weeks ago, unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.

Police in Missouri say Brown had just robbed a store and was charging the officer when he opened fire.

The protest organizers in Kalamazoo say they are concerned with the militarization of American police forces and the deaths of unarmed citizens.

The rally includes speakers, a moment of silence, and a march to Bronson Park.