Transcript for Ferguson Protests Across the Country
Decision sparked protests in many other American cities the message from those crowds to Ferguson we are with you. ABC's Josh Haskell tracking this course just so much focus on what's happening in Ferguson a lot of cities getting involved. Yes good morning read in TJ we've seen about a dozen protests in cities across the country people upset with the grand jury's decision. In the Michael Brown case but the majority of these protests have been peaceful although police departments were put on tactical alert. Prepared for the worst in New York City. We saw about a thousand people marching from union squared off from Manhattan to protest the grand jury's decision some of the signs that were seen in Times Square red. Black lives matter and no justice no peace. It one point someone threw red paint on NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton who was addressing protesters though no serious violence was reported. In south Los Angeles protesters said they were disappointed. But not surprised a few protesters. Briefly blocked the ten freeway but were removed by the California Highway Patrol. Comparisons have been made. Between the tensions in Ferguson with those that led to the 1992. LA riots sparked after four LAPD officers were acquitted in the beating. Of Rodney King. And in Washington DC several mostly college age students amassed on Pennsylvania Avenue. In peaceful but boisterous protest some of the signs our producer noticed in from the White House right. If justice for my crown and stop. Racist police reports. We'll have more later on in the show. OK ABC's Josh Haskell thank you so much.
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