SOME 2500 people turned out for a public rally in support of slain ‘one-punch’ victim Cole Miller.
Held in Brisbane’s King George Square, the rally was organised by former Wangaratta teenager Paris Woods, who said even though she did not know Mr Miller his death had hit close to home.
Mr Miller was allegedly punched in an unprovoked attack on Sunday, January 2 while walking with a friend to catch a taxi after a night out in Fortitude Valley.
Ms Woods, 18, spent time with Mr Miller’s family before the rally and said she had gained an insight into the promising athlete’s life.
She will be attending his funeral at St Stephens Church in Brisbane from 10am today.
“I have been spending a lot of time with the family to put together the pieces of what he (Cole) was like,” she said.