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These Are The Most Powerful Images Of Ferguson Protests Across The U.S.

From Los Angeles to New York City, people demonstrated after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. There were arrests nationwide.

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Many demonstrators, like this one in Boston, Massachusetts on Nov. 25, have worn clothing emblazoned with the unarmed 18-year-old's face.

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As peaceful protests escalated to riots following the grand jury's decision, National Guard troops joined police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, firing tear gas and smoke bombs to contain the activity.

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A demonstration in front of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in downtown Clayton, Missouri, on Nov. 25, took on a performative tone by reenacting a shooting.

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On Nov. 25 in Washington, D.C., students at the Potomac Preparatory Charter School participated in a "die-in" at the entrance to the Office of Police Complaints. This was part of a larger scheduled protest called "28 Hours for Mike Brown."

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While many demonstrators expressed themselves peacefully, some engaged in more violent activity. Many windows were smashed in Oakland, California, on Nov. 25.

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Officers of the New York Police Department stood by as people blocked traffic in Times Square on Nov. 25 shortly after the grand jury announced its decision.

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A protester wields an sign against police brutality in the middle of a crowd of officers in New York City's Union Square on Nov. 25.

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This protester was one of many arrested the night of Nov. 25 in Ferguson, Missouri, in the hours following the grand jury's announcement not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

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On Nov. 25 in downtown Clayton, Missouri, clergy members led demonstrators like Olivia Petitt of St. Louis in prayer.

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Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., head to the White House on the second day of protests leading up to the grand jury's decision on Nov. 25.

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More than 1,000 protesters showed up at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!"

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Protesters attempt to move past barricades at the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters in California on Nov. 25, following the grand jury's decision.

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A couple of inmates at the South Bay House of Corrections in Boston, Massachusetts, hold their hands in the air in the window on Nov. 25.

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A New York police officer arrests a protester in Times Square on Nov. 25, where many gathered to demonstrate after the grand jury's decision.

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Cayln Taylor, a junior at Morgan State, reacts to an administrator's call to clear the intersection during a demonstration in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 25.

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Students at Morgan State University block an intersection in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 25 following the grand jury's decision.

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A demonstrator raises her hands in the air during a protest in Oakland, California on Nov. 25 after the grand jury's decision was announced.

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A demonstrator snaps a photo of more than 1,000 others gathered at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25.

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Officers with the New York Police Department restrain a protester who was blocking traffic near the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City on Nov. 25.

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More than 1,000 demonstrators showed up to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25 to protest the grand jury's decision.

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A demonstrator is arrested by the National Guard, who arrived in Ferguson to assist police officers during expected protests on Nov. 25.

Contact Jon Premosch at jon.premosch@buzzfeed.com.

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