US Capitol staffers raise their hands for Ferguson

Congressional staff members gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, to raise awareness of the recent killings of black men by police officers, both of which did not result in grand jury indictments. They are joined by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., second from left. The walkout came as both houses of Congress attempt to pass a spending measure and avert government shutdown. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — A gathering of black congressional staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Thursday and raised their hands in the air to protest of the killing of unarmed black men by police.

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