Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PHOTOS: Cities Across America Protest for Ferguson

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Minneapolis was just one of many cities to stage demonstrations in support of Ferguson. - TONY NELSON FOR MINNEAPOLIS CITY PAGES

The shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9 immediately inspired a wide range of emotions and reactions nationwide, and the grand jury's decision on November 24 not to bring charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson has reignited those feelings.

This week, citizens around the country (and elsewhere) vocalized their concerns about what they believe is a corrupt judicial system by marching through their own city streets. From Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Seattle, demonstrators showed their support for Brown's family and for Ferguson. The movement is similar to national protests and vigils that occurred in August. Below, we've collected just a few of the photos taken in cities nationwide, including those snapped by our Voice Media sister newspapers.

See also: Boston, New York, Chicago, More Say 'Hands Up' for Michael Brown, Ferguson

LOS ANGELES

LA Weekly reports that the city's Ferguson solidarity protests caused quite a few traffic blockages.

MIAMI

In Miami, police told New Times that things remained relatively calm.

MINNEAPOLIS

Things also generally were problem-free in Minneapolis, where City Pages says quite a few protests and rallies happened.

Edit: We're adding a link to this video from the Minneapolis StarTribune, in which a car plowed through a protest line and ran over a woman. Warning: It's jarring to watch.

NEW YORK CITY

In New York, thousands marched through a number of neighborhoods in differing degrees of calm or agitation, Village Voice reports. The city is waiting for its own grand jury to announce a decision in the case of Eric Garner, who was choked to death by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.

See more photos on page two.

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