Activists, BPD, Students

In the wake of the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, Baltimore activists led powerful, mostly peaceful protest marches throughout the city, briefly blocking traffic on I-83 and elsewhere. The BPD and commissioner Batts, who described the protests as "an outpouring of pain," were visible throughout, working with leaders to maintain order. Students at City and Poly organized sit-ins while a student at Catonsville High School, instead of leading the Pledge of Allegiance during morning announcements, declared a moment of silence for victims of police brutality. Here's hoping the conversations and actions continue.

Illustration by Alex Fine
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