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Demonstrators Across The United States Seek To #ReclaimMLK

Advocacy group Ferguson Action said the holiday should be a time where Americans unite in a national “resistance to injustice” in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on January 19, 2015, at 3:25 p.m. ET

People all over the country took to the streets on Monday to try and "reclaim" the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday honoring the civil rights icon.

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Advocacy group Ferguson Action, which was formed after the Michael Brown shooting to fight police violence, put out a call on its website for supporters to take to the streets on MLK Day.

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The group said the holiday should be a time where Americans unite in a national “resistance to injustice” in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“This MLK weekend we will walk in the legacy of Dr. King and the movement that raised him. We will #ReclaimMLK,” the group said on its website.

Crowds gathered around the country, including in New York City.

My view right now. #NYC #DREAM4JUSTICE #ReclaimMLK

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My view right now. #NYC #DREAM4JUSTICE #ReclaimMLK

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Demonstrators gathered in St. Louis, close to Ferguson where the Brown shooting occurred.

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Elsewhere around the nation, people came together to remember Dr. King and call for racial and economic justice.

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Crowds gather in Philadelphia Monday.

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Marchers in Atlanta on Monday.

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#HandsUpKY #ReclaimMLK honored that this lady wanted2keep the sign, said she was going 2take it with her everywhere!

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#HandsUpKY #ReclaimMLK

honored that this lady wanted2keep the sign, said she was going 2take it with her everywhere!

11:27 AM - 19 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Protesters have been taking to the streets in the months following the August shooting of Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by white police officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson in the case.

The demonstrators are also rallying against more recent examples of police violence, such as the deaths of Eric Garner in New York City and Tamir Rice in Cleveland.

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