CLEVELAND — Dozens of protesters gathered in Public Square Tuesday afternoon to protest the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the Ferguson shooting case.
Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot on August 9 by Wilson. The grand jury spent months considering whether or not Wilson should face charges.
They were also protesting the officer-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland who was shot and killed after officers say he wouldn’t comply when they asked him to put his hands up. They received reports of a male waving a handgun in the playground area of the Cudell Recreation Center.
The gun was an air-soft gun but looked like a handgun and had the orange safety tab removed.
Police announced Tuesday night that the entire shooting video will be released Wednesday afternoon.
People protesting Tuesday afternoon shut down intersections while holding signs and chanting.
They made their way to the Shoreway where they blocked traffic until about 5:30 p.m.; then they walked back to Public Square. The crowd began dispersing just after 6 p.m.
The demonstration is one of hundreds of protests across the country, including Tuesday at Kent State University, in response to Monday’s grand jury announcement.