10 Photos Show What Is Happening Across America Right Now
Following a grand jury's decision to clear Officer Darren Wilson of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown nearly four months ago, protests have mobilized around the United States in support of Brown's family and in condemnation of the decision.
After news of Brown's fatal shooting on August 9 spread on social media, the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was overtaken by protests for days as the majority black town decried what they called the racist treatment of Ferguson's black citizens by the town's primarily white law enforcement.
Ferguson has erupted again after the grand jury cleared Wilson, with reports of overturned squad cars, gunshots and the use of tear gas by police against the protestors. This time, political demonstrations and protests aren't limited to the St. Louis suburbs. From New York to Oakland, coordinated protests have materialized almost immediately.
Here's a look at what's happening across America right now: