NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the United States, including New Orleans.
On Tuesday evening, dozens took to the streets of New Orleans. A group of over 50 protesters marched for hours.
The group gathered at Lafayette Square, making their way to the on-ramp of the Pontchartrain Expressway. Here, they came face-to-face with a large police presence, blocking the on-ramp to prevent protesters from being struck.
Protesters chanted on the streets. The refrain "hands up, don't shoot" and "no justice, no peace" were heard throughout the night.
The group consisted of all different backgrounds. They said they had only one common goal in mind – equality and justice for Michael Brown.
"I wanted to at least make an effort to show physically and be present," said one unnamed protester.
"I think it's very important for anyone who cares about justice to be here tonight," added another.
The protests were anticipated by well-prepared police. There were no reports of violence at the protest.