Seven arrested in New York in Ferguson protest

People watch the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New YorkPolice in New York on Thursday arrested seven protesters who tried to disrupt the massive Thanksgiving Day parade over the decision not to charge a Ferguson cop who shot dead an unarmed black teen. The demonstrators — angry over this week’s decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict the white officer over the August death of Michael Brown — were detained for “disorderly conduct,” a police spokeswoman told AFP. Activists had used the #stoptheparade hashtag on Twitter to gather support for Thursday’s protest. In New York, 10 people had been arrested Tuesday during demonstrations that blocked bridges and tunnels in the Big Apple.

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