Indianapolis group holds Ferguson demonstration


The unrest in Ferguson is prompting a new call for change here in Indianapolis.

A small group gathered Saturday night for a peaceful demonstration on Monument Circle. They wore black shirts and dark handkerchiefs over their faces as they held up a sign with the message "hands up, don't shoot."

"When you see a police officer in your community, it shouldn't bring tension and fear. You should embrace the police. They're supposed to be there to protect and serve," said one of the demonstrators. "I feel like police should also be held on their own accord to face a consequence if they're out of line doing their job, instead of just a slap on the wrist."

The group plans a larger rally later this month. They said some people will even make the trip here from Ferguson to join the demonstration. That rally is set for August 30 at Memorial Park.