St. Louis, December 1 (RHC)-- Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has resigned days after a grand jury elected not to indict him for the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Wilson will leave the police force with no severance.
The white police officer’s resignation comes amid continued protests in Ferguson and around the United States over the grand jury decision. Over the past week, there have been demonstrations in more than 150 cities — on public roadways, in shopping malls and government buildings.
On Saturday, protesters kicked off a 120 mile, seven-day march dubbed the "Journey for Justice" from Ferguson to Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri. Black Friday was also a day of action as activists staged protests at shopping centers across the country.
In St. Louis, Missouri, near Ferguson, two malls shut down after protesters staged a mass die-in. In Seattle, police arrested five people after protesters marched in two malls. At the Pacific Place mall activists chained shut two doors. At the Westlake Centers a mass die-in was staged.
In New York City, seven people were arrested after a Black Friday action outside Macy’s flagship store. A day earlier seven others were arrested for trying to disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
On Sunday, demonstrators temporarily shut down part of the busy Interstate 395 highway that runs through Washington, D.C. And in Oakland, California, demonstrators briefly shut down a BART train station by chaining themselves to a train.
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