The death of 18-year-old Mike Brown continues to reverberate across the nation more than a week after a white police officer fatally shot the black student. For days, demonstrators have gathered in his hometown of Ferguson, Missouri, waving homemade signs designed to express their frustration and outrage with government leaders who have done little to assure locals that Brown's death will be thoroughly investigated. The messages cover the wide range of emotions boiling in Ferguson: anger, defiance, despair and hopelessness.

Here are some of the protest signs you need to see: