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Tampa Florida -- About 100 people gathered Thursday behind at the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida in a sign of support for the victims of urban violence, and part memorial for Michael Brown.

"I see a lot of heartache and confusion, and I feel for the people of Ferguson, because they are just standing up for what's important to them," said organizer Kasie Holmes.

One by one people lit candles as a symbol of support for all victims of urban violence, in connection with other gatherings around the nation. Minutes later, a moment of silence.

"It's 2014, although we've made a lot of progress, we still have a lot of work to do together, collectively, as one, instead of against each other," said USF student Ronald James.

Many of the people went to the memorial with their own personal reason.

Tampa joins other cities in the nation in calling for an end to urban violence.

Patti Silliman's son was shot and killed during a police raid. She's here in his memory and to pray for an end to all violence.

"All of them need to stop the brutality against innocent people and innocent victims," said Silliman.

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