Protests Erupt in 37 Cities
'Black lives matter,' protesters insist in fresh round of Ferguson demos
CNN News | November 25, 2014
Hours after protests over the grand jury decision in Michael Brown's death rocked Ferguson, Missouri, people across the country took to the streets to voice their anger again Tuesday.
In Washington, protesters lay down on a sidewalk outside police headquarters as if dead, according to a tweet by Nikki Burdine, a reporter for CNN affiliate WUSA.
Some had handwritten notes on their chests: "Black lives matter."
The protest was similar to one Monday night outside the White House.
In Chicago, a few dozen protesters gathered Tuesday morning on a downtown street corner ahead of another protest scheduled near City Hall, CNN affiliate WGN reported.
The protests follow peaceful ones there Monday night in which several hundred people marched from police headquarters to downtown. They stopped traffic at times, but no property damage was reported and no arrests were made, the station said.
"I think what happened yesterday is a great injustice to everyone that's been fighting for equality in this country," one Chicago protester told WGN on Tuesday. "And I think that just because a bad decision was made doesn't mean people who believe in equality are going to fall silent."
In Minneapolis, students at several high schools staged sit-ins to protest the decision, the city's public school district said in a statement.
"We will not discipline students for the act of protesting as long as the protest remains peaceful," the district said. "However, prolonged sit-ins may result in an unexcused absence from class."
As of midday, more than 130 protests had either occurred or were planned for Tuesday in 37 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Canada, according to information compiled by CNN from organizers, media reports, social media and a site set up to help organize protest efforts.