NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Protests continued in New York and around the country Monday, over a grand jury’s decision last week not to charge the police offer who fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
A nationwide demonstration dubbed “#HandsUpWalkout” called on people to walk out of schools and businesses with their hands up at 1:01 p.m. (12:01 p.m. Central) — the time when Brown was shot to death by former police officer Darren Wilson, who has resigned from the police force.
PHOTOS: Hands Up Walkout
Monday’s walkouts stretched from New York to San Francisco, and included Chicago and Washington, D.C.
In New York, about 200 people gathered in Union Square and then marched to Times Square. They said they were demonstrating to demand justice for Brown — as well as for Eric Garner on Staten Island, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported.