Dozens of congressional staffers walked off the job Thursday afternoon to protest the lack of charges against the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The walkout was organized by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association, the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association, and the Congressional Black Associates. Senate Chaplain Barry Black led staffers in prayer outside the Capitol.
The crowd dispersed following the prayer. Staffers from both sides of the aisle and several U.S. representatives had joined the protest.
Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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