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Thousands Of Students Across U.S. Stage Mass Walk Out For Ferguson

Schools and work places across the country took part in the massive #HandsUpWalkout movement today.

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Thousands of students from schools across the U.S. staged a massive walkout Monday in solidarity with Ferguson and other communities affected by police violence.

Yale students in 4.5 minutes of silence for the 4.5 hours Michael Browns body was left in the street. #handsupwalkout

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Yale students in 4.5 minutes of silence for the 4.5 hours Michael Browns body was left in the street. #handsupwalkout

12:12 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In a statement, Ferguson Action said:

In the wake of events in the last weeks, including the non-indictment in the killing of Mike Brown and the senseless killings of Akai Gurley in New York and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, our communities are hurting and justifiably angered. What gives us hope in this moment of pain and anguish is the thousands of people who have poured into the streets of America to demand change.

From the #ShutItDown actions that have blocked major highways and intersections to the #BlackoutBlackFriday protests,the message is clear: No more business as usual. We can no longer do what we have always done and cooperate with a system that does not respect Black Lives. We will only get the change we want if we disrupt the daily order and insists that Black Lives Matter. If that means shutting down the entire country, that's what we'll do.

Here are some of the schools and cities that staged the walkout for Ferguson.

Harvard Law School, MA.

Harvard protestors crowd at the Law School to rally against the #Ferguson decision, yelling "no justice, no peace."

Meg Bernhard@meg_bernhardFollow

Harvard protestors crowd at the Law School to rally against the #Ferguson decision, yelling "no justice, no peace."

12:29 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4.5 min "die-in" begins, representing the 4.5 hrs Michael Brown's body lay in the street before it was take #Ferguson

Meg Bernhard@meg_bernhardFollow

4.5 min "die-in" begins, representing the 4.5 hrs Michael Brown's body lay in the street before it was take #Ferguson

1:04 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, MA.

So inspired by these HS-ers #CambridgeRingeLatin and Harvard students. Shut it down!! #HandsUpWalkout #HLS #hgse

Ola Abiose@oabioseFollow

So inspired by these HS-ers #CambridgeRingeLatin and Harvard students. Shut it down!! #HandsUpWalkout #HLS #hgse

1:55 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Harvard Graduate School of Education, MA.

Protestors at the graduate school of education begin their walk to protest #Ferguson, yelling "hands up don't shoot."

Meg Bernhard@meg_bernhardFollow

Protestors at the graduate school of education begin their walk to protest #Ferguson, yelling "hands up don't shoot."

12:18 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#HandsUpWalkout at the education school @hgse @OBS_StL

Ola Abiose@oabioseFollow

#HandsUpWalkout at the education school @hgse @OBS_StL

1:13 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Protestors blockade Mass Ave in response to #Ferguson decision

Meg Bernhard@meg_bernhardFollow

Protestors blockade Mass Ave in response to #Ferguson decision

1:24 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#HandsUpWalkout #shutdownmassave #shutdownharvard #CambridgeRingeLatin #hgse #hls

Ola Abiose@oabioseFollow

#HandsUpWalkout #shutdownmassave #shutdownharvard #CambridgeRingeLatin #hgse #hls

1:57 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

University of Rochester, NY.

University of Rochester walkout #HandsUpWalkout @BLACKlife585 @DinasTestimony

Imani Anansa @afro_rriquenaFollow

University of Rochester walkout #HandsUpWalkout @BLACKlife585 @DinasTestimony

2:09 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bard High School, NY.

The kids are alright. A big group of students from Bard HS just showed up for #HandsUpWalkout in Union Square.

Ted Alexandro@tedalexandroFollow

The kids are alright. A big group of students from Bard HS just showed up for #HandsUpWalkout in Union Square.

1:22 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

New York City, New York

The crowd gathering for #HandsUpWalkout #PoliceBrutality at UnionSquare, N.Side; #NYC v. @StopMotionsolo @70torinoman

Michael J. Buell@buell003Follow

The crowd gathering for #HandsUpWalkout #PoliceBrutality at UnionSquare, N.Side; #NYC v. @StopMotionsolo @70torinoman

1:00 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Right now at the #HandsUpWalkout rally in Union Square. #Ferguson

Ted Alexandro@tedalexandroFollow

Right now at the #HandsUpWalkout rally in Union Square. #Ferguson

1:07 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Right now, in front of the DOJ building, leading a chant in a sacred space created by crowd. #handsupwalkout

Conetta@BmoreConettaFollow

Right now, in front of the DOJ building, leading a chant in a sacred space created by crowd. #handsupwalkout

1:16 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Union Sq. #HandsUpWalkout Right Now. #Ferguson #TamirRice

Donna Auston@TinyMuslimahFollow

Union Sq. #HandsUpWalkout Right Now. #Ferguson #TamirRice

1:01 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some of the Raging Grannies lead the #HandsUpWalkout march from Union Square, #NY http://t.co/tolXRgaSc1

StopMotionsolo@StopMotionsoloFollow

Some of the Raging Grannies lead the #HandsUpWalkout march from Union Square, #NY http://t.co/tolXRgaSc1

1:15 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Yale University, CT.

#HandsUpWalkOut protest on Yale campus

it is our duty to fight for our freedom.

Georgia State University, GA.

#HandsUpWalkout #ShutItDownATL Now in the GSU courtyard.

Occupy Atlanta@OWSAtlantaFollow

#HandsUpWalkout #ShutItDownATL Now in the GSU courtyard.

1:09 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wake Forest University, NC.

#HandsUpWalkout at Wake Forest University #wfu

The AJC Center@AJCCenterFollow

#HandsUpWalkout at Wake Forest University #wfu

1:15 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Students, faculty & staff participate in 4.5 minutes of silence; body outlines drawn in chalk #HandsUpWalkout #wfu

The AJC Center@AJCCenterFollow

Students, faculty & staff participate in 4.5 minutes of silence; body outlines drawn in chalk #HandsUpWalkout #wfu

1:14 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Texas A&M University, TX.

Beginning a March across campus #handsupwalkout #Aggies Texas A&M

Bearded Elvis@OldCaesarColeFollow

Beginning a March across campus #handsupwalkout #Aggies Texas A&M

1:10 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#handsupwalkout #HandsUpDontShoot #Aggies Texas A&M

Bearded Elvis@OldCaesarColeFollow

#handsupwalkout #HandsUpDontShoot
#Aggies Texas A&M

1:13 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hyde Park Cluster of Theological Schools, IL.

Hyde Park theology students marching through Hyde Park. #HandsUpWalkOut #Ferguson

kathychaney@kathychaneyFollow

Hyde Park theology students marching through Hyde Park. #HandsUpWalkOut #Ferguson

1:10 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now on HP Blvd walking toward POTUS home. #HandsUpWalkOut #Ferguson Lutheran School of Theology.

kathychaney@kathychaneyFollow

Now on HP Blvd walking toward POTUS home. #HandsUpWalkOut #Ferguson Lutheran School of Theology.

1:16 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Washington University, MO.

#HandsUpWalkOut at Washington University in St. Louis right now

Pablo M. Zavala@PabloMZavalaFollow

#HandsUpWalkOut at Washington University in St. Louis right now

1:06 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#WUSTL #HandsUpWalkOut marching out of Holme's Lounge. God yall are beautiful.

Jack. Attack.@jaykayGFollow

#WUSTL #HandsUpWalkOut marching out of Holme's Lounge. God yall are beautiful.

1:44 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Louisiana State University, LA.

A baby and his mother participate in the die-in @lsureveille

Quint Forgey@QuintForgeyFollow

A baby and his mother participate in the die-in @lsureveille

1:09 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wheaton College, IL.

Incredible display of solidarity here at @WheatonCollege. We come together b/c #BlackLivesMatter. #HandsUpWalkout

Justin Massey@JustinSMasseyFollow

Incredible display of solidarity here at @WheatonCollege. We come together b/c #BlackLivesMatter. #HandsUpWalkout

11:33 AM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Witnessing students lay on the floor of @WheatonCollege for 4.5 minutes for #MikeBrown. #HandsUpWalkout #Ferguson

Justin Massey@JustinSMasseyFollow

Witnessing students lay on the floor of @WheatonCollege for 4.5 minutes for #MikeBrown. #HandsUpWalkout #Ferguson

12:27 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA.

4.5 minute moment of silence in memory of #MichaelBrown @UMassAmherst #HandsUpWalkout

Jason Kotoch@jasonkotochFollow

4.5 minute moment of silence in memory of #MichaelBrown @UMassAmherst #HandsUpWalkout

1:14 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jackson State University, MS.

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Hundreds of students at JSU join nationwide Ferguson protest. #HandsUpWalkout

Terrance Friday@TerranceFridayFollow

Hundreds of students at JSU join nationwide Ferguson protest. #HandsUpWalkout

1:18 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#HandsUpWalkOut JSU students walkout in support of Michael Brown.

Jackson State U.@JacksonStateUFollow

#HandsUpWalkOut JSU students walkout in support of Michael Brown.

1:13 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Brandeis University, MA.

.@BrandeisU students stand up against police brutality and laws that legitimize violence & inequality #HandsUpWalkout

Leah Susman@sus4presidentFollow

.@BrandeisU students stand up against police brutality and laws that legitimize violence & inequality #HandsUpWalkout

1:03 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Boston University, MA.

Scene from die in at BU for #HandsUpWalkout @BLM_Boston

Emily Hopkins@genderpizzaFollow

Scene from die in at BU for #HandsUpWalkout @BLM_Boston

1:13 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

BU and students from surrounding schools taking Commonwealth Ave. to march for Mike Brown #HandsUpWalkout

Mina Corpuz @mlcorpuzFollow

BU and students from surrounding schools taking Commonwealth Ave. to march for Mike Brown #HandsUpWalkout

1:44 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Johnson Senior High School, MN.

Organizers of student walkout at Johnson HS say police violence is a nationwide problem. #handsupwalkout

Angela Davis@AngelaDavisWCCOFollow

Organizers of student walkout at Johnson HS say police violence is a nationwide problem. #handsupwalkout

1:37 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Brookline High School, MA.

Minutes of silence at Brookline High #HandsUpWalkOut

Aarón Martel@aaronmartelFollow

Minutes of silence at Brookline High #HandsUpWalkOut

1:07 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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