After what was a long awaited and intense trial, the grand jury decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Protestors and police officers alike stood by awaiting the decision and the protests that would follow, immediately after Monday’s announcement.
Since the announcement of the grand jury’s decision, thousands of people in major cities across the U.S. including New York and L.A. have rallied and led marches in a cry against police related killings. Police officers in several cities were bracing for large demonstrations, expected to be similar in nature to the protests in Ferguson after Brown’s killing. However, police stations elsewhere have reported that gatherings were mostly peaceful.