PHOTOS: Unrest Sweeps America After Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision

On Monday night, the Ferguson grand jury announced that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the shooting of unarmed Black teen, Michael Brown. What happened next was an eruption of outrage and protests from every corner of the country.

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Michael Brown, Sr. listens as activist Reverend Al Sharpton speaks to the media during a press conference by Michael Brown Jr.'s attorney council and the National Action Network in response to the the grand jury decision at Greater St. Mark Church in Dellwood, Missouri on November 25, 2014.

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Protestors tend to an activist who was maced as violent demonstrations engulf Ferguson on November 26, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 2,000 Missouri national guardsmen are being deployed a day after demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas following a St. Louis County grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Demonstrators take part in a protest outside the Office of Police Complaints as part of a planned '28 Hours for Mike Brown' protest November 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Protests have taken place across the United States in the wake of a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown.

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Schoolchildren from the Potomac Preparatory Charter School take part in a 'die-in' during a protest outside the Office of Police Complaints as part of a planned '28 Hours for Mike Brown' protest November 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Protests have taken place across the United States in the wake of a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown.

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A looted cell phone store is seen the morning after violent protests damaged businesses following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9.

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Toni Sanders chants slogans on a megaphone while her friend, Yaya accuses a police officer of making a racial remark during a pro-Michael Brown protest. A group of Michael Brown supporters protest the grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in front of the Department of Justice on November 25, in Washington, DC.

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A protester waves a 'black and white' modified US flag during a march following the grand jury decision in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. US President Barack Obama and the family of late 18-year-old Michael Brown appealed in vain for calm after a prosecutor said a grand jury had found the policeman acted in self-defense.

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Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, reacts to the news that the St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. November 24, 2014.

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Protestors kneel with their hands up during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri since August 9.

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Protesters react to the St. Louis grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown November 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, his death sparked riots in Ferguson Missouri in August.

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Protesters react to the St. Louis grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown November 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, his death sparked riots in Ferguson Missouri in August.

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Looters run out of a business during rioting on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri since August 9.

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Demonstrators celebrate as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.

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Tear gas fired by police fills the street as demonstrators protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.

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Onlookers try to extinguish a fire that was set to a trashcan as demonstrators protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.

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A protestor retreats after being treated for tear gas as demonstrators protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.

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Demonstrators wait outside the Ferguson police department for the grand jury's announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.

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A suspected looter is aprehended outside a Dollar Store when protestors rioted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.

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Protesters shut down traffic by blocking the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills after marching from Leimert Park in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on November 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests.

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About one hundred demonstrators join hands and sing 'We Shall Overcome' outside the White House hours after the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced in Missouri in the early morning hours of November 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August.

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A Ferguson firefighter surveys rubble at a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting.

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Cars which were set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case sit on a lot on November 25, 2014 in Dellword Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting.

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Police guard the Ferguson police department as rioting erupts following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.

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Protesters block traffic at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Dr. in Beverly Hills after marching from Leimert Park in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on November 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests.

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Property manager Terri Willits looks over a gas station she manages that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Dellword Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting.

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A reporter looks through the window of a laundromat that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas last night after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.

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