Photos: Ferguson Protesters Stage Walk-Out

Ferguson Protest
Protesters stage a "die-in" as they rally against the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for his August shooting and killing of Michael Brown, at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, December 1, 2014. Larry Downing/Reuters

The Ferguson National Response Network, an organization that has galvanized demonstrators in the aftermath of the August shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, organized a student walkout today at 12:01 p.m. CST (the approximate time of Brown's death on August 9 in Ferguson, Missouri). The organization was started by Philadelphia resident Leslie MacFadyen, together with the Ferguson Action group, and has organized dozens of protests across the country following the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Dozens of universities across the country participated, including Harvard, New York University and schools across California. Several high schools also participated in the protest and some cities organized general walkout meeting zones, allowing those without a university or school affiliation to participate.

In New York, protesters, including a number of New York University students, took to Union Square, marching through the holiday bazaar set up in the area:

'NYPD KKK how many kids have you killed today?' chants through holiday market in NYC. #HandsUpWalkout pic.twitter.com/u2UPCLQ2wA

— Christopher Mathias (@letsgomathias) December 1, 2014

Others marched north from Union Square as the group grew:

#HandsUpWalkout : Marching on E.23 & Lexington , it keeps growing' #walkoutnyc #shutitdownnyc #thisstopstoday pic.twitter.com/ZWNXJEA61X

— Mia Y Anderson (@actressnoir) December 1, 2014

One reporter was arrested in New York during the protest:

Journalist getting arrested by NYPD at #HandsUpWalkOut march in NYC. pic.twitter.com/7zQkIDtOHM

— NYCLU (@NYCLU) December 1, 2014

Harvard had its fair share of protesters:

12:01 pm Harvard Law students gather to protest Ferguson grand jury decision. pic.twitter.com/oqH93q1P0M

— Delores Handy (@deloreshandy) December 1, 2014

The chaplain of Wheaton College participated in the walk-out:

Chaplain at @WheatonCollege, Rev. McDowell, joins students in demonstrating for #Ferguson. #HandsUpWalkout pic.twitter.com/wn43BVYuuI

— Justin S. Massey (@JustinSMassey) December 1, 2014

In Atlanta, a number of students lay across campus for the walkout:

We Have Nothing To Lose But Our Chains #HandsUpWalkout #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/7EORDIJgX7

— jbo (@JBOworld) December 1, 2014

Dozens of Brandeis students lay across their campus as well:

A large group gathered at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, a public school in Massachusetts, to participate in the walkout:

#HandsUpWalkout happening at my high school CRLS. I couldn't be more proud. #Cambridge pic.twitter.com/Fflg9Ma6Bf

— Please Abraham, I'm not that man. (@clumsyjeweler) December 1, 2014

Havard students walked to Harvard Square along with Cambridge Public School students:

Students marched at Stanford University chanting "black lives matter:"