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National Outrage: U.S. Protests Ferguson Decision

Protests erupted nationwide late Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

. NEW YORK CITY

People protest against the death of Michael Brown before learning that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 24, 2014.

Protests erupted nationwide late Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, as thousands of people took to the streets from New York to Los Angeles and Chicago to Seattle, sparking violent clashes between protesters and police.

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. WASHINGTON, DC

About one hundred demonstrators join hands and sing 'We Shall Overcome' outside the White House hours after the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced in Missouri in the early morning hours of Nov. 25.

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. OAKLAND, CALIF.

James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting on Nov. 24, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Several thousand protesters marched through Oakland with some shutting down freeways, looting, burning garbage and smashing windows.

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. NEW YORK CITY

Protesters march up Sixth Avenue on Nov. 24.

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. BALTIMORE, MD.

Sherelle Witherspoon, with the Baltimore chapter of the SCLC leads protesters in a rally downtown. Baltimore City residents reacted to the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown by protesting at McKeldin Square and in front of City Hall downtown..

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. OAKLAND, CALIF.

Protesters block Interstate 580 on Nov. 24, after the announcement of the grand jury decision.

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. DETROIT

Valda Atkinson, right, sheds a tear during a vigil in front of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse as the Ferguson decision is read on Nov. 24.

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. NEW YORK CITY

A woman holds a sign as protesters rally on Nov. 24.

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. SEATTLE

A protester reacts to being pepper sprayed by police after a group of demonstrators attempted to stop traffic on Interstate 5 on Nov. 24.

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. WASHINGTON, DC

Hundreds of demonstrators, many of them Howard University students, lay on the ground in protest outside the White House on Nov. 24.

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. WASHINGTON, DC

Howard University students march down the middle of U Street Northwest.

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. OAKLAND, CALIF.

A demonstrator sits in front of a street fire during a protest following the grand jury decision on Nov. 25.

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. LOS ANGELES

Protesters lie down in a major intersection to block traffic in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict on Nov. 24.

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