Protesters March In Washington, D.C., Demanding Justice For Michael Brown

A large crowd gathered in Washington, D.C. Saturday night to call for justice in the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man from Ferguson, Mo.

1. Protesters peacefully marched in the Chinatown area of Washington D.C. Saturday night demanding justice for Michael Brown.

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Since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot two weeks ago by police officer Darren Wilson, protests have gripped his hometown, Ferguson, Mo.

The news in Ferguson has impacted people across the U.S. and protests calling for justice for Michael Brown started to happen less than a week after his death in major cities throughout the country.

Washington, D.C. has seen several rallies for Brown, held outside the White House, in Meridian Hill Park, at Howard University, as well as in other parts of the city.

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4. Protesters gathered in D.C. Saturday around 7 p.m. in Mount Vernon Square.

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6. Police closed parts of H and 7th Street as protesters marched peacefully through the area, NBC News reported.

A Ferguson protest happening now in Chinatown. Corner of 7th and H in D.C.

— Robert Costa (@costareports)
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Shutting down Chinatown. Time for #JusticeForMikeBrown #dc #Ferguson #HandsUpDontShoot @FreedomSide @Dreamdefenders

— mcbyrne (@mcbyrne)
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A Black-led protest is shutting down a major intersection in DC and it's awesome. #DCFerguson #Ferguson #MikeBrown

— sam r jewler (@LuddoftheFuture)
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7th and H shut down again. It's a beautiful moment of radicals and mainstreamers #HandsUpDontShoot #dc #Ferguson

— mcbyrne (@mcbyrne)
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Shutting down #dc #Ferguson #MikeBrown

— mcbyrne (@mcbyrne)
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14. Protesters held signs demanding transparency and justice as well as other things:

"This can't be a moment, it's gotta be a movement" DC for #Ferguson #MikeBrown

— snowedin (@iamanactivist)
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Shutting down Chinatown for #MikeBrown

— sam r jewler (@LuddoftheFuture)
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16. Video from Washington Post reporter Robert Costa shows the protest marching down the street:

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17. People in buses were seen supporting the protesters, even though they weren’t able to drive through the shut down area.

People in cars and buses are loving this #Ferguson solidarity despite not being able to get through #DCFerguson

— sam r jewler (@LuddoftheFuture)
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Tourbus in DC #handsup #Ferguson

— mcbyrne (@mcbyrne)
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Bus turnaround... cos we #SHUTDOWN the streets of DC for #Ferguson We want #JusticeForMikeBrown

— snowedin (@iamanactivist)
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.@EugenePuryear getting the crowd worked up, talking about building a movement not a fad. Talking intersectionality!

— sam r jewler (@LuddoftheFuture)
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22. The protest ended near the National Portrait Gallery pictured below.

DC #Ferguson solidarity rally wrapping up at National Portrait Gallery, in Chinatown.

— Derrick Ward (@DerrickWard4)
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Standing with the people of #Ferguson and demanding justice for Mike Brown in DC

— PSL - Socialism (@pslweb)
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A portrait of #HandsUp at @NPG #dc #Ferguson #JusticeForMikeBrown

— mcbyrne (@mcbyrne)
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FINAL: The Protestors have dispersed & all streets are open to vehicular traffic > Chinatown area at/near 7th St NW /7066

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
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