Protesters gathered at the U.S. Embassy in London on Wednesday in the latest solidarity demonstration to spring up in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision.
While protests spread like wildfire across the U.S. on Monday and Tuesday, activists across the Atlantic have now taken to the streets. Hundreds gathered at the U.S. Embassy in London on Wednesday night before marching through the city.
Calls for police accountability erupted Monday after a St. Louis prosecutor announced that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Some in London could be heard chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” a slogan that was made popular by American demonstrators after Brown's death.
The protest was triggered by Brown's case, but families of victims of British police staged the rally. The parents of Mark Duggan, a young black man shot dead by London police in 2011, took part in the protest, according to the BBC. The family of Sean Rigg who died while being restrained by police in 2008, also spoke at the event.
Crowd has surrounded Charing Cross police stationpic.twitter.com/bXIOymCSvt— Brian Whelan (@brianwhelanhack) November 26, 2014
#LondonToFerguson protesters chanting at police line outside Charing X police station pic.twitter.com/DHviOIaLn4— Jules Mattsson (@julesmattsson) November 26, 2014
Hundreds of protesters marched from the embassy toward other government buildings. The London protest continued well into the night, with protesters approaching the Parliament gates around 10:45 p.m. GMT.
After much walking in mud, crowd (much smaller than earlier) now in road outside Parliament gates #LondonToFergusonpic.twitter.com/e4LYbJi973— Jules Mattsson (@julesmattsson) November 26, 2014
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