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Reminder: It's A New Year And Protests Are Still Raging Across America

Protesters are still marching every day, sometimes clashing with police. On New Years Eve, demonstrations took place in St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.

Posted on December 31, 2014, at 11:38 p.m. ET

This happened on New Year's Eve in St. Louis.
AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

This happened on New Year's Eve in St. Louis.

Ferguson is not over.

When protests began in Ferguson last August, people began chanting "no justice, no peace." At the time, it might have seemed like a rhetorical device, a poignant hyperbole that would fade away over time.

But it hasn't.

Though the headlines on the last day of 2014 were dominated by new stories of conflict and celebration, Americans were still out in the street chanting — and in some cases clashing with police.

The protest movement that began with Michael Brown's death has proven to be remarkably persistent.

Of course, the protests have grown to become about more than Brown's killing. In New York, protesters continue to march over the death Eric Garner. On the other side of the country, Angelenos demonstrated Wednesday over the death of Ezell Ford. As the list of black men killed by police grew over 2014, the protests evolved into a debate about the role of police in the U.S.

And now, as 2014 comes to a close, "no justice, no peace" sounds less rhetorical and more descriptive of what is actually going on. The demonstrations show no sign of abating.

This is a roundup of some of what happened during protests Wednesday:

Protesters and police clashed at the St. Louis Police Department headquarters Wednesday.

About 75 people participated in a demonstration that was described by local media as protesters "storming" the St. Louis Police Department. More than 20 participants were eventually arrested and police fired pepper spray, hitting both protesters and journalists covering the event.

AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

.@SLMPD sprayed EVERYONE today even photographers. @stltoday photog @PDPJ trying to recover @deray #Ferguson #ABanks

.aaron.banks.@AaronWBanksFollow

.@SLMPD sprayed EVERYONE today even photographers. @stltoday photog @PDPJ trying to recover @deray #Ferguson #ABanks

6:36 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Also nice to see @elisacrouch helping @KoranAddo get aid, good to have co-workers looking out for you

David Carson@PDPJFollow

Also nice to see @elisacrouch helping @KoranAddo get aid, good to have co-workers looking out for you

3:48 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

The protests in St. Louis continued into the evening.

Another protester arrested for allegedly impeding traffic. #ferguson http://t.co/fQVsCeCkJs

Dr. Cornel Fresh@WyzeChefFollow

Another protester arrested for allegedly impeding traffic. #ferguson http://t.co/fQVsCeCkJs

7:42 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Peaceful protestors confronted w mase taunting police & a helicopter #BlackLivesMatter @deray @Ent73Michael

Melissa Spitz@MilitiaSpitzFollow

Peaceful protestors confronted w mase taunting police & a helicopter #BlackLivesMatter @deray @Ent73Michael

9:03 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In Los Angeles, a group of protesters marched to protest the death of Ezell Ford, who was killed by police in August.

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Youth marching through South LA right now for #EzellFord at 69th and Broadway. Come! #LAprotest

pentagonista@pentagonistaFollow

Youth marching through South LA right now for #EzellFord at 69th and Broadway. Come! #LAprotest

7:53 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Crowd of protestors gather near where #EzellFord was shot by #LAPD officers on day Ford's autopsy was released.

Elex Michaelson@ABC7ElexFollow

Crowd of protestors gather near where #EzellFord was shot by #LAPD officers on day Ford's autopsy was released.

7:42 PM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In New York City, protesters gathered near Union Square.

Police keep watch over protesters gathering in New York City's Union Square on Wednesday.
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Police keep watch over protesters gathering in New York City's Union Square on Wednesday.

Not much here except a protest... Protesters saying "don't shoot" and "no more," cops... https://t.co/o0znoVtzkd

Kevin Rubin@KevinRubinFollow

Not much here except a protest... Protesters saying "don't shoot" and "no more," cops... https://t.co/o0znoVtzkd

8:12 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Protesters also congregated in Boston's Copley Square Wednesday and called for an end to violence.

Activists stage a die-in near Boston's New Year’s Eve festivities Wednesday.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Activists stage a die-in near Boston's New Year’s Eve festivities Wednesday.

Demonstrators gather in Copley Square in Boston, Wednesday.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Demonstrators gather in Copley Square in Boston, Wednesday.

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