"some days, you're the status; others, just a comment,"
Demonstrators nationwide made sure the community ferguson isn’t standing alone in their call to indict the justice system that allowed a white police officer to kill an unarmed black teenager yet again
Tuesday night, the day after Prosecuting Attorney ROBERT McCulloch announced thats ,a grand jury fail to bring up charges against darren wilson at least 37 states held planned demonstrations in the name of MICHAEL brown and others who have been killed by police brutality in recent months.
In fact, protests went off in more than 170 U.S. cities Tuesday night — an unprecedented demonstration to denounce police violence and systematic racism.
In New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C. and more, protestors shut down highways, tunnels, and bridges, marching well into the night even in freezing temperatures.
In New York, protestors managed to shut down FDR Drive, the Lincoln Tunnel, blocked traffic on the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges, and showed up in huge numbers in the infamous Time Square, before groups walked to Brooklyn and Harlem for moments of silence.
In Boston, state police say 51 people were arrested after an estimated 1,500 marched from Dudley Square in Roxbury down Massachusetts Avenue to the South Bay. Authorities say a state trooper was hurt when he was bitten on the wrist by a protestor, but by and large, demonstrations remained peaceful.
Protestors in Los Angeles shut down a stretch of the 101 Freeway in both directions by taking road blocks from the streets and placing them on the freeway.
And in Chicago, nearly 200 members of the Black Youth Project staged a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.
Sadly, a hit-and-run marred protestors’ spirits in Minneapolis, after a 40-year-old man from St. Paul plowed through a group of demonstrators Tuesday afternoon.
A Star Tribune reporter who is at the rally says that witnesses say the vehicle started honking at protesters blocking the intersection before running down a woman around the start of the rally at 4:30 p.m.
In video from KSTP’s Chopper 5, the involved vehicle goes around another stopped car and into the crowd as other vehicles go around the crowd. People appear to get on the hood of the car as it pushes its way through the crowd and it hits and appears to run over the legs of a demonstrator.
In video captured by Star Tribune videographer Mark Vancleave, what appears to be a dark-colored Subaru Outback is seen driving with a few people clinging to its hood as it pushes and then apparently runs over a victim’s leg. Protesters rush the vehicle with some people hitting its windows and windshield before it takes off.
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