Protests against police brutality and the St. Louis County, Mo., grand jury decision to clear Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson of wrongdoing in the shooting death of Michael Brown continue. Over 400 people have been arrested nationwide since the protests began. According to CNN, there were demonstrations in 170 U.S. cities Tuesday night.

In Los Angeles, alone, 196 people have been arrested since Monday. On Tuesday, marchers met downtown, gathering around the LAPD headquarters. Activists stopped traffic on downtown streets, aided by a police escort that prevented cars from driving near the protesters. They chanted, “Awake! Alive! That’s how we will survive!” Things soured when protesters brought debris onto the 101 Freeway, closing it down for a short time. Sirens could be heard into the early hours of the morning.

In New York City, thousands of protesters were marching in the streets, but only 10 were arrested. Protests continued Wednesday.

Here is CNN’s coverage and footage of the protests:

Here are some Vines of the protests in Los Angeles:

You can see more photos of the L.A. protests here.

— Posted by Donald Kaufman

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