Thousands of people gathered in the heart of St. Louis Saturday for Ferguson October, a protest of police violence that comes two months after the death of Michael Brown.
Police patrolled on foot and bike, and the protest remained peaceful.
The water in this fountain is traditionally dyed red at this time of year to celebrate the Cardinals, though many at the event commented that it took on new symbolism in light of recent police shootings.
Many carried signs that mentioned Darren Wilson, the Ferguson officer who shot and killed Brown on Aug. 9.
Some protesters also drew attention to police violence nationwide.
In the image below, a woman looks from behind a banner displaying the names of people killed by police across the U.S.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch described the crowd as "peaceful and jovial."
The event also included speeches by clergy members and people with stories of police mistreatment. The event began winding down about 2 p.m., The Post-Dispatch reported, though additional protests in other parts of St. Louis County continued through the night.
Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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