NEW YORK (PIX11) – A minute past 1 p.m. Monday, dozens of New Yorkers marched, with their hands up, toward Union Square.
They are part of a nationwide demonstration in solidarity with Michael Brown and the Ferguson community, rocked in the past week by violent protests spurred by a grand jury’s decision to not indict the former officer who killed the unarmed teen.
Dubbed #HandsUpWalkout, the protest began with a moment of silence at 12:01 p.m. Central Time, the moment 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by former police officer Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Police arrested several New York City demonstrators Monday as the group made its way from Union Square up to Times Square.
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