Update as of 01:48 a.m. EST: Police in Los Angeles arrested between 60-80 people protesting the decision not to indict Darren Wilson over the killing of Michael Brown late Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times

A police spokesperson told the paper that those arrested would be booked on a misdeameanor chare and bail would be set at $500.

The arrests push the total number of arrests made around the country since the Ferguson grand jury delivered its decision on the controversial case close to 500

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Heavy snow drove most protesters off of the streets of Ferguson Wednesday, as hundreds of demonstrators marched on the U.S. embassy in London to demonstrate against a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson over the killing of Michael Brown.

About 15 protesters braved a heavy snowfall to remain outside of the Ferguson police department headquarters Wednesday evening. National Guard troops remained in place outside the building, and the demonstrations, which are now in their third night following the announcement of the grand jury's decision, remained largely peaceful.



A video posted online showed a group of protesters heckling National Guard troops at the scene, but there have been no reports of clashes.

Meanwhile, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the U.S. embassy in London on Wednesday, in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson. Photographs published by the BBC showed demonstrators carrying placards saying “Black Lives Matter” and “Killer cops off our streets.” 

The demonstration was addressed by Carole Duggan, the aunt of Mark Duggan, a black man shot dead by London's Metropolitan Police in 2011. Duggan's death triggered the worst riots that the U.K. had seen in decades. 

Minor scuffles were reported in the early hours of Thursday, as a fence was torn down in London's Parliament Square, adjacent to the House of Commons.

In addition to the protests in the U.K., there were also demonstrations in Canada Wednesday, which courted controversy, after organizers asked white and non-black persons of color to remain on the sidelines.

There were more than 170 protests related to the unrest in Ferguson across the U.S. on Tuesday, according to a report from CNN

Earlier in the day, police in St. Louis made a number of arrests, after about 200 demonstrators congregated outside the Old Courthouse in the city, to hold so-called mock trials for Wilson and others, according to a report from USA today

Police in Ferguson are also currently searching for an AR-15 assault rifle that was taken from a police car set ablaze during protests in the city Monday night, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch