People take part in a candlelight vigil on March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo.
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Ferguson citizens gather for peaceful vigil

A diverse group of citizens gathered at the farmer’s market in Ferguson Thursday evening for a prayer vigil after two police officers were shot before dawn. Local citizens and clergy attended the peaceful vigil, leading the crowd in prayers, songs, and chants. 

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Peaceful protests began in Ferguson on Wednesday after Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson resigned on the heels of a scathing Justice Department report which found widespread racism among Ferguson police. But shortly after midnight on Thursday morning, gunfire struck two police officers. Both sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were released from the hospital later on Thursday. Police were still searching for suspects Thursday night.

Here is a look at some scenes from the vigil.

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Ferguson citizens gather for peaceful vigil