Day of Rage

#BeyondFerguson: Nationwide Protests Demand Justice for Michael Brown (Photos)

From Oakland to New Orleans and New York City, demonstrators across the nation Thursday marked a moment of silence and peaceful protest for victims of police brutality.

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Ferguson, Missouri

Demetrus Washington joins other demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Police in Ferguson have changed their procedure for dealing with the protests after being chastised for a heavy-handed approach, which has resulted in four days of violence. On August 14, three police cars and four officers on foot led the way during a protest march.

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Oakland, California

A demonstrator holds a sign during a moment of silence. Hundreds of demonstrators observed a national moment of silence in solidarity with police brutality victims, including 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed teen fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

A photo from a protest that was part of a nationwide “Day of Rage,” after a vigil for Michael Brown in Lafayette Park. Protesters took to the streets and then stormed into the police station and held an impromptu rally. The police let them do their thing and then the crowd dispersed. More than 100 people gathered in Lafayette Square at 6 p.m and lit candles before taking part in a moment of silence for Brown. Channel Baptiste, one of the organizers of the gathering, encouraged the group to make the vigil the start of a renewed fight for social justice. Then the crowd took to the streets in an impromptu anti-police brutality protest march through the French Quarter, chanting “Hands up. Don’t shoot!” and “No justice, no peace. Fuck the police!” Throughout the vigil and the march, the New Orleans police kept a low profile. Undercover officers communicated the marchers’ location with headsets but made no effort to interfere with the crowd.

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Boston, Massachusetts

Jay Todd, pictured with a bullhorn, leads more than 600 people to raise their hands over their heads during a moment of silence at a rally protesting the death of Michael Brown.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Emily Ewings gives an impassioned speech to a crowd of protesters who took to the streets of the French Quarter after a vigil for Michael Brown, part of a protest in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri, held across the country.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Protesters take to the streets of the French Quarter after a vigil for Michael Brown.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Protesters take to the streets of the French Quarter after a vigil for Michael Brown.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Protesters take to the streets of the French Quarter after a vigil for Michael Brown.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Hundreds gather for a vigil for Michael Brown and a protest in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Hundreds gather for a vigil for Michael Brown and a protest in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri.

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Oakland, California

Demonstrators hold their hands up during a moment of silence.

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New York, New York

Protesters raise their hands during a march up Broadway during a peaceful demonstration, as communities react to the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Los Angeles, California

Residents of South Los Angeles display signs about fatal shooting by Ferguson, Missouri, police, of shooting victim Michael Brown, in the Leimert Park section.

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New York, New York

Protesters in Times Square raise their hands during a peaceful demonstration, as communities react to the shooting of Michael Brown.

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New York, New York

Protesters march up Broadway during a peaceful demonstration, as communities react to the shooting of Michael Brown.

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New York, New York

Protesters in Union Square Park raise their hands up during a peaceful demonstration.

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Ferguson, Missouri

Protesters chant during a peaceful demonstration as communities continue to react to the shooting of Michael Brown. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon moved to ease tensions on August 14 after days of racially charged protests over the police shooting of Brown, an unarmed black teenager, putting the African-American captain of the Highway Patrol Ron Johnson in charge of security in the St. Louis suburb.