21 Photos And Videos That Tell The Story Of Los Angeles' Ferguson Protests Last Night
After a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri made the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, protests sprung up from coast to coast.
In Los Angeles, there were scattered marches that roved through Beverly Hills, the Miracle Mile, downtown and South Los Angeles until 3:30 a.m., blocking traffic and even freeways. In Los Angeles, there wasn't the looting or fires like the epicenter of the protests in Ferguson (or like the 1992 Rodney King riots that weren't far from anyone's mind). However, police did fire non-lethal weapons into crowds to disperse them. NBC Los Angeles reports that altogether three protesters were arrested, though there was little information about the arrests.
One group marched onto the 110 Freeway at Pico around 11:30 p.m. That's where protesters were met with non-lethal fire from LAPD:
Protestors trying to block the 10 Freeway were shut down by CHP:
One group reached Rodeo Drive and Wilshire in Beverly Hills. NBC reports that protesters held a die-in and blocked an intersection for four and a half hours—the amount of time that passed before Michael Brown received medical attention after being shot.
There was also a "die-in" held at La Brea and Wilshire:
Protesters gathered in front of LAPD headquarters. The Los Angeles Times reports that a few protesters tried to get by a wall of police officers, which escalated into a shoving match. One man was tackled, restrained and taken inside headquarters.
The USC campus was temporarily locked down because of protests in the neighborhood:
The scene in South Los Angeles was peaceful and somber:
Before the decision was announced in South Los Angeles:
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