Protesters gather at Justice Center after Brelo verdict, appear to be peaceful

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Protesters assembled at the Justice Center during Saturday's court proceedings, where Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of all charges in the 2012 police chase and shooting.

Protests and marches appeared to be peaceful.

**See video of the protesters at the bottom of this page**

Judge John O'Donnell read the verdict at about 11 a.m. after about an hour-long explanation of the charges, testimony during the trial and the circumstances of the shooting that killed Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.

CLICK HERE to read Judge O’Donnell’s entire ruling

Minutes after most of the Justice Center emptied out following the proceedings, dozens of people holding signs marched up the front steps. They were met by officers with shields blocking the building's entrance.

Some in the crowd carried American flags with words written on them in black; some were hung upside down. Protesters chanted "Hands up, don't shoot" and "No Justice, no peace."

After about 15 minutes, the group marched back down the steps to the street, where they walked west. Police officers on motorcycles blocked off the road behind them, and the protest was contained on the street.

It continued to remain peaceful. As of 1:30 p.m., protesters remained in the area.

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