[REACTIONS] Colleges Across the Nation Rally After Grand Jury Verdict in Michael Brown Case

Student leaders and educators stage peace protests and rallies

Image: Morgan State Students

Protests and marches continue to take place across the nation in response to Monday’s grand jury decision to not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Ferguson teen Michael Brown.

Several college students and administrators are taking action in their local cities, using hashtags such as #WeAreFerguson, #WeAreMikeBrown, #BlackLivesMatter and many more that are trending on Twitter and Instagram. Universities nationwide are holding peaceful protests and sit-ins using these hashtags and many others to show their solidarity around the Aug. 9 Ferguson incident.

Take a look at some of the best pictures of student leaders and educators responding to the Ferguson grand jury decision.

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  • John Moore

    If We boycotted the holiday season (Black Friday through the day before MLK day) it would put a major dent in corporate America. We would then resume our spending on MLK day. This would provide hard data that we do matter. An economic shutdown during the holidays would be a peaceful way to show our support for the Browns and all the other families who have lost loved one to police brutality, while showing America that we are not happy about our kids being murdered. A boycott would not only help Ferguson, it would energize Black America. #Economic$hutdown

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  • We were told this week that two wrongs make a right. Michael Brown was only 18 years old. He was no saint. He disobeyed a Police Officer. He struck a Police Officer. He broke the law and he should have been punished, not murdered. He should have been given a chance to reform himself through the proper channels of a justice system we’re supposed to trust. Instead, he was given a death sentence in the middle of the street. Michael will never see a day in court for his wrongs- and neither will Officer Darren Wilson for his. I was compelled to create a portrait of Michael in memoriam at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2014/11/michael-browns-shoes.html to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and families who’ve lost their children to sentences passed by cops in the streets.

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