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These Are The Most Powerful Images Of Ferguson Protests Across The U.S.

From Los Angeles to New York City, people demonstrated after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. There were arrests nationwide.

Last updated on November 26, 2014, at 3:25 p.m. ET

Posted on November 26, 2014, at 3:25 p.m. ET

Many demonstrators, like this one in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 25, have worn clothing emblazoned with the unarmed 18-year-old's face.
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Many demonstrators, like this one in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 25, have worn clothing emblazoned with the unarmed 18-year-old's face.

As peaceful protests escalated to riots following the grand jury's decision, National Guard troops joined police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, firing tear gas and smoke bombs to contain the activity.
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As peaceful protests escalated to riots following the grand jury's decision, National Guard troops joined police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, firing tear gas and smoke bombs to contain the activity.

A demonstration in front of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in downtown Clayton, Missouri, on Nov. 25, took on a performative tone by reenacting a shooting.
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A demonstration in front of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in downtown Clayton, Missouri, on Nov. 25, took on a performative tone by reenacting a shooting.

People took over Times Square in New York City on Nov. 25. to show solidarity with protesters in Ferguson.
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People took over Times Square in New York City on Nov. 25. to show solidarity with protesters in Ferguson.

On Nov. 25 in Washington, D.C., students at the Potomac Preparatory Charter School participated in a "die-in" at the entrance to the Office of Police Complaints. This was part of a larger scheduled protest called "28 Hours for Mike Brown."
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On Nov. 25 in Washington, D.C., students at the Potomac Preparatory Charter School participated in a "die-in" at the entrance to the Office of Police Complaints. This was part of a larger scheduled protest called "28 Hours for Mike Brown."

While many demonstrators expressed themselves peacefully, some engaged in more violent activity. Many windows were smashed in Oakland, California, on Nov. 25.
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While many demonstrators expressed themselves peacefully, some engaged in more violent activity. Many windows were smashed in Oakland, California, on Nov. 25.

The police employed helicopter surveillance of protesters on Nov. 26 in Emeryville, California.
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The police employed helicopter surveillance of protesters on Nov. 26 in Emeryville, California.

Officers of the New York Police Department stood by as people blocked traffic in Times Square on Nov. 25 shortly after the grand jury announced its decision.
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Officers of the New York Police Department stood by as people blocked traffic in Times Square on Nov. 25 shortly after the grand jury announced its decision.

A protester wields an sign against police brutality in the middle of a crowd of officers in New York City's Union Square on Nov. 25.
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A protester wields an sign against police brutality in the middle of a crowd of officers in New York City's Union Square on Nov. 25.

This protester was one of many arrested the night of Nov. 25 in Ferguson, Missouri, in the hours following the grand jury's announcement not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.
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This protester was one of many arrested the night of Nov. 25 in Ferguson, Missouri, in the hours following the grand jury's announcement not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri marched through the city with signs on Nov. 25 after the grand jury's announcement.
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Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri marched through the city with signs on Nov. 25 after the grand jury's announcement.

Police officers in Boston, Massachusetts, attempted to contain the crowd of protesters on Nov. 25.
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Police officers in Boston, Massachusetts, attempted to contain the crowd of protesters on Nov. 25.

On Nov. 25 in downtown Clayton, Missouri, clergy members led demonstrators like Olivia Petitt of St. Louis in prayer.
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On Nov. 25 in downtown Clayton, Missouri, clergy members led demonstrators like Olivia Petitt of St. Louis in prayer.

Officers in Emeryville, California apprehend protesters during a demonstration on Nov. 26.
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Officers in Emeryville, California apprehend protesters during a demonstration on Nov. 26.

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 25.
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A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 25.

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., head to the White House on the second day of protests leading up to the grand jury's decision on Nov. 25.
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Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., head to the White House on the second day of protests leading up to the grand jury's decision on Nov. 25.

More than 1,000 protesters showed up at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!"
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More than 1,000 protesters showed up at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!"

Protesters attempt to move past barricades at the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in California on Nov. 25, following the grand jury's decision.
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Protesters attempt to move past barricades at the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in California on Nov. 25, following the grand jury's decision.

A demonstrator desecrates the American flag in Emeryville, California, on Nov. 25.
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A demonstrator desecrates the American flag in Emeryville, California, on Nov. 25.

Protesters look on during a demonstration in New York City's Times Square on Nov. 25.
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Protesters look on during a demonstration in New York City's Times Square on Nov. 25.

A couple of inmates at the South Bay House of Corrections in Boston, Massachusetts, hold their hands in the air in the window on Nov. 25.
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A couple of inmates at the South Bay House of Corrections in Boston, Massachusetts, hold their hands in the air in the window on Nov. 25.

A New York police officer arrests a protester in Times Square on Nov. 25, where many gathered to demonstrate after the grand jury's decision.
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A New York police officer arrests a protester in Times Square on Nov. 25, where many gathered to demonstrate after the grand jury's decision.

Cayln Taylor, a junior at Morgan State, reacts to an administrator's call to clear the intersection during a demonstration in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 25.
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Cayln Taylor, a junior at Morgan State, reacts to an administrator's call to clear the intersection during a demonstration in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 25.

Demonstrators march across the FDR East River driveway in New York City on Nov. 25.
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Demonstrators march across the FDR East River driveway in New York City on Nov. 25.

Demonstrators attempt to move past a police barricade outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on Nov. 25.
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Demonstrators attempt to move past a police barricade outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on Nov. 25.

Students at Morgan State University block an intersection in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 25 following the grand jury's decision.
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Students at Morgan State University block an intersection in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 25 following the grand jury's decision.

A protester at New York City's Times Square wore a noose around his neck during a demonstration on Nov. 25.
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A protester at New York City's Times Square wore a noose around his neck during a demonstration on Nov. 25.

A demonstrator in Ferguson, Missouri wields a sign during the protest on Nov. 25.
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A demonstrator in Ferguson, Missouri wields a sign during the protest on Nov. 25.

A demonstrator raises her hands in the air during a protest in Oakland, California on Nov. 25 after the grand jury's decision was announced.
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A demonstrator raises her hands in the air during a protest in Oakland, California on Nov. 25 after the grand jury's decision was announced.

A protester in Ferguson, Missouri is arrested by police officers on Nov. 25.
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A protester in Ferguson, Missouri is arrested by police officers on Nov. 25.

Protesters kneel before a police car with their hands raised in Ferguson, Missouri on Nov. 25.
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Protesters kneel before a police car with their hands raised in Ferguson, Missouri on Nov. 25.

A crowd of more than 300 people demonstrated at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 25.
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A crowd of more than 300 people demonstrated at Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 25.

Police officers and national guardsmen in Ferguson, Missouri block protesters from advancing on Nov. 26.
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Police officers and national guardsmen in Ferguson, Missouri block protesters from advancing on Nov. 26.

Protesters in Denver, Colorado, march in Civic Center Park on Nov. 25.
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Protesters in Denver, Colorado, march in Civic Center Park on Nov. 25.

Police officers in Emeryville, California approach seated protesters on Nov. 26.
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Police officers in Emeryville, California approach seated protesters on Nov. 26.

A demonstrator snaps a photo of more than 1,000 others gathered at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25.
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A demonstrator snaps a photo of more than 1,000 others gathered at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25.

A demonstrator wears the American flag during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri on Nov. 25.
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A demonstrator wears the American flag during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri on Nov. 25.

Demonstrators in Chicago, Illinois march through the streets on Nov. 24.
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Demonstrators in Chicago, Illinois march through the streets on Nov. 24.

Officers with the New York Police Department restrain a protester who was blocking traffic near the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City on Nov. 25.
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Officers with the New York Police Department restrain a protester who was blocking traffic near the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City on Nov. 25.

Demonstrators gathered to march in Los Angeles on Nov. 25 after the grand jury announced its decision.
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Demonstrators gathered to march in Los Angeles on Nov. 25 after the grand jury announced its decision.

Demonstrators blocked traffic on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 25.
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Demonstrators blocked traffic on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 25.

Demonstrators lie down on Martin Luther King Street in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 24.
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Demonstrators lie down on Martin Luther King Street in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 24.

Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri don riot gear against demonstrators on Nov. 25.
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Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri don riot gear against demonstrators on Nov. 25.

Police officers arrest a demonstrator in New York City's Times Square on Nov. 25.
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Police officers arrest a demonstrator in New York City's Times Square on Nov. 25.

Protesters raise signs in Boston, Massachusetts and march with hundreds of others on Nov. 25.
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Protesters raise signs in Boston, Massachusetts and march with hundreds of others on Nov. 25.

Nearly 1,000 demonstrators brought traffic to a stop in Chinatown in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25.
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Nearly 1,000 demonstrators brought traffic to a stop in Chinatown in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25.

Demonstrators organize in New York City's Times Square on Nov. 25.
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Demonstrators organize in New York City's Times Square on Nov. 25.

More than 1,000 demonstrators showed up to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25 to protest the grand jury's decision.
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More than 1,000 demonstrators showed up to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25 to protest the grand jury's decision.

Demonstrators in Los Angeles, California lay in the middle of the street during a protest on Nov. 25.
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Demonstrators in Los Angeles, California lay in the middle of the street during a protest on Nov. 25.

A demonstrator is arrested by the National Guard, who arrived in Ferguson to assist police officers during expected protests on Nov. 25.
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A demonstrator is arrested by the National Guard, who arrived in Ferguson to assist police officers during expected protests on Nov. 25.

Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri organized on Nov. 25 after the grand jury's decision.
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Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri organized on Nov. 25 after the grand jury's decision.

Inmates at the South Bay House of Corrections raise their arms in front of their windows in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 25.
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Inmates at the South Bay House of Corrections raise their arms in front of their windows in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 25.

A torn sign is discarded in Ferguson, Missouri on Nov. 25, amidst the protests that followed the grand jury's decision.
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A torn sign is discarded in Ferguson, Missouri on Nov. 25, amidst the protests that followed the grand jury's decision.