One day after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer for killing an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri, protests and rallies were held across New England.
Hundreds of protesters were in the streets of Worcester, Massachusetts, in opposition to the lack of an indictment against officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michale Brown. Students of Clark University organized a walk out of class.
Participants marched down the street with their hands over their heads, carrying signs, including one that read "BLACK LIVES MATTER."
Down Route 146 in Providence, Rhode Island, gatherings were also held in protest of the decision. Police planned to have a presence at any rallies, but were hopeful that they would remain peaceful.
The city's public safety commissioner said that Providence Police should continue diversifying its force, learning from what happened in Ferguson.
In South Kingston, University of Rhode Island students protested the position, lying on the ground at their student union.