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Powerful Photos Show The Nationwide Response To Michael Brown Won't End Any Time Soon

On the night after an announcement of a St. Louis County grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, protesters around the U.S. continued to assemble and raise their voices as they demanded justice for Brown's death on Tuesday evening.

In New York City, groups swarmed major streets and bridges, including the Lincoln Tunnel, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Drive, Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge. A march paused on Wall Street to observe a moment of silence, then sang "We Shall Overcome." After a crowd refused orders to disperse from Times Square, police moved in and made several arrests, the New York Times reported.

Marches in Washington D.C. prompted warnings of street closures from police and groups of protesters shouted "Shut it down!" in front of government buildings. Videos posted to social media showed what appeared to be an American flag set ablaze. HuffPost's Diane Jeanty saw protesters enter an area Wal-Mart, chanting, "We are better than this."

In Baltimore, protesters blocked streets and staged a "die-in'' by laying down in front of police headquarters. A march resulted in the entrance to a major interstate being shut down, the Baltimore Sun reported.

More than 20 people were arrested during protests in Boston that brought traffic on several roads to a halt, WHDH reported. Meanwhile, a large group of protesters chanted "Black lives matter" outside of a local jail to show support for inmates.

Hundreds of college students voiced their anger over the Ferguson decision in front of the CNN Center in Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Across the country, a photographer for the Kansas City Star was arrested during demonstrations in Kansas City, the paper reported.

In Minneapolis, a protester was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a car reportedly plowed through a group of demonstrators, the Star Tribune reported.

Protesters shut down an interstate in Nashville, streets in Denver, two interstates in Atlanta, and took over streets in San Francisco, echoing the anger felt around the country over Brown's killing.

An estimated 130 protests were planned in more than 30 states for Tuesday night, according to an assessment made by CNN.

After a night of violent protests in Ferguson, the protests across the country emphasized how charged Brown's killing has become. In his first interview since he shot Brown on Aug. 9, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson defended his actions, telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos that there is nothing he would have done differently. But many question Wilson's actions and the grand jury's decision. Earlier on Tuesday, attorneys representing the Michael Brown family condemned how the case was handled by the prosecution and claimed that "a first-year law student would have done a better job."

Here are photos of protests held around the nation on the second night of protests since the grand jury's announcement:

  • Protesters gather in Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown Tuesday evening.
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    Protesters gather in Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown Tuesday evening.
  • Protesters outside the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening.
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    Protesters outside the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening.
  •  People protest in Times Square over the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brow
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    People protest in Times Square over the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case November 25, 2014 in New York City. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, MO police officer, on August 9. Violent protests erupted across the nation yesterday after the grand jury's verdict was announced, most notably in Ferguson, MO, where more than 25 buildings were burned down and stores were looted. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas on November 25, 2014
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas on November 25, 2014
  • Joy Cooney takes part in a "die-in" during a protest outside the Office of Police Complaints as part of a planned "28 Hours f
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    Joy Cooney takes part in a "die-in" during a protest outside the Office of Police Complaints as part of a planned "28 Hours for Mike Brown" protest November 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. Protests have taken place across the United States in the wake of a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Los Angeles, California, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Los Angeles, California, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in New Brunswick, NJ, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in New Brunswick, NJ, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
  • People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
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    People protest the Darren Wilson Grand Jury decision in Dallas, Texas, on November 25, 2014.
  • Protesters lie down at Martin Luther King Street  in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer
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    Protesters lie down at Martin Luther King Street in reaction to the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri on November 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests.
  • Peaceful protest in Boston, MA on Tues. Nov. 25, 2014.
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    Peaceful protest in Boston, MA on Tues. Nov. 25, 2014.
  • Peaceful protest in Minneapolis, MN on Tues. Nov 25, 2014.
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    Peaceful protest in Minneapolis, MN on Tues. Nov 25, 2014.
  • Peaceful protest in Boston, MA on Tues. Nov. 25, 2014.
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    Peaceful protest in Boston, MA on Tues. Nov. 25, 2014.

HuffPost's Ryan Reilly, Mariah Stewart, Christine Conetta, Sam Stein, Diane Jeanty, Paige Lavender, Samuel Levine, Ed Mazza, Anna Dickson, and Christy Havranek contributed to this report.

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