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Across the U.S., thousands protest Ferguson decision

The protests weren't just in Ferguson, Missouri Monday night: Several rallies were held across the United States to peacefully protest the grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.

Police departments in major cities were ready for large demonstrations, The Associated Press reports. In Oakland, California, protestors made their way onto Interstate 580, stopping traffic. In Los Angeles, a group gathered in Leimert Park, where organizers held a news conference calling for changes in police policies.

In Philadelphia, protestors marched through the streets of downtown, and in Manhattan, hundreds gathered in Union Square before making their way to Times Square.

Other events were held in Salt Lake City, Denver, and Cleveland, where on Saturday a 12-year-old was shot and killed by police while carrying a fake gun.