The torched cars and burning buildings have stifled into crippled metal and ash since Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri. But citizens and law enforcement officials alike are prepared for round two. Schools remain closed Tuesday and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered an additional 1,500 members of the National Guard to St. Louis County. “We are bringing more resources to Ferguson and other parts of the region to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overnight,” Nixon said at a news conference Tuesday. “We must do better and we will.”
The protests that began in Ferguson have spread like wildfire across the nation, with more than 130 demonstrations planned Tuesday in 37 U.S. states as well as in Washington, D.C., and Canada, according to CNN. The civil unrest follows a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. President Barack Obama echoed the call of Brown's family for peaceful protests, yet angry demonstrators smashed windows and set buildings afire in Ferguson Monday night. The frustration has carried over and is being heard from coast to coast.
In New York, at least 400 protesters gathered at Union Square on Tuesday night, while others in the city blocked off an entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel and shut down both directions of the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive, according to CBS News.
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In Boston, an estimated 1,400 people marched from Dudley Square to the South Bay House of Correction facility, chanting “black lives matter,” “your lives matter” and “hands up, don’t shoot.” The march, organized by Black Lives Matter Boston, shut down the Massachusetts Avenue Connector and met state police near Interstate 93, according to the Boston Globe.
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In Washington, dozens laid “dead” on the sidewalk outside police headquarters, wearing signs on their chests that read, “black lives matter,” according to WUSA9 TV.
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In Chicago, hundreds from the Black Youth Project, who sat outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s fifth-floor office in City Hall for hours on Tuesday, are now marching down Michigan Avenue following threats of arrest, according to WGN TV.
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In Minneapolis, a car drove through a group of protesters, running down a woman, after the group blocked an intersection near the police department Tuesday afternoon, according to Minneapolis Star Tribune.
In southern Los Angeles, almost 250 people brought traffic to halt at Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards, holding signs that read “Not Anti-Cop; Anti-Brutality” and “Arrest Darren Wilson,” according to NBC news.
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