After last night’s announcement that Officer Darren Brown would not be indicted for murder after in the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, protests erupted all over Ferguson, Missouri, and the surrounding St. Louis area.
We saw numerous images of cars and buildings burning as looters and arsonists grabbed the headlines after what had been 108 days of largely peaceful protests.
But what you probably haven’t seen on CNN or in this morning’s edition of USA Today is that around the country, thousands stood in solidarity with Ferguson. While a few vandals seized the opportunity to smash a window here and there, these protests were largely peaceful and with the exception of a few brief moments, were largely ignored by the national media covering last night’s events.
Here are just a few of the cities you probably didn’t read about…
— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) November 25, 2014
— Seattle magazine (@Seattlemag) November 25, 2014
— The Stranger (@strangerslog) November 25, 2014
— steph ☽ (@bbycakes_s) November 25, 2014
— Omar Moore (@popcornreel) November 25, 2014
— Megan Messerly (@meganmesserly) November 25, 2014
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) November 25, 2014
New York City
Protesters march up Seventh Avenue in New York City, following the grand jury decision in Ferguson. pic.twitter.com/ZOtGC3TU3A
— NYT National News (@NYTNational) November 25, 2014
— DRP News Link (@DRPsynd) November 25, 2014
— WPXI (@WPXI) November 25, 2014
— Vince Lattanzio (@VinceLattanzio) November 25, 2014
— Bipartisan Report (@Bipartisanism) November 25, 2014
— Margarita (@margarita) November 25, 2014
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonMessage) November 25, 2014
— Ruptly Newsroom (@RuptlyNewsroom) November 25, 2014
— Andonara Popi (@TheKellaki) November 25, 2014
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) November 25, 2014
Salt Lake City
— Rachel Cunningham (@RCHanoi) November 25, 2014
And that was just last night.
There are plenty more today…
— Chicago News Now (@chicagonewsnow) November 25, 2014