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London to Ferguson: Protesters rally outside U.S. Embassy

Published 1602 GMT (0002 HKT) November 27, 2014
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Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in London on November 26, 2014, in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. Rachel Rodriguez/CNN
Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead by a white police officer in August. This week a Grand Jury decided not to indict the officer, Darren Wilson, over the case. Bryony Jones/CNN
Carole Duggan, whose nephew Mark was shot dead by British police in 2011, sparking days of riots in London, told the crowd the people of Ferguson had been "pushed to the edge" and felt they had no other choice but to take to the streets. Rachel Rodriguez/CNN
Marcia Rigg, whose brother died in police custody in London in 2008, said that while she did not condone the kind of looting and arson attacks seen in Ferguson, she understood the frustration people felt when their loved ones were killed. Rachel Rodriguez/CNN
Some protesters expressed their fears that events in Ferguson could be repeated in the UK and elsewhere. Bryony Jones/CNN
Several hours after the rally began, dozens of protesters marched from the embassy along New Bond Street, home to some of London's most upscale designer stores -- and into Oxford Street, one of the capital's biggest shopping centers. Bryony Jones/CNN
Others marched along Whitehall, past Downing Street -- home of the Prime Minister -- to Parliament Square and New Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, before dispersing peacefully. Bryony Jones/CNN