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San Diego State University Students Protest Ferguson Decision

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    Protesters Gather in City Heights, SDSU

    The day after a grand jury ruled not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a black unarmed teen in Ferguson, multiple groups rallied San Diegans for protests here. NBC 7's Sherene Tagharobi reports. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014)

    The San Diego State University campus may be thousands of miles from Ferguson, Missouri but students wanted to stand in solidarity with those protesting a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

    Approximately 60 students walked in a circle and chanted just after noon. Some held their hands in the “Hands up” position that has become synonymous with the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager.

    Others carried signs demanding action.

    The scene was far from the violent and destructive response on the ground in Ferguson and not nearly the size or scale of those in New York City or Seattle.

    Protesters in the Los Angeles area staged a sit-in Monday night on the world famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

    In Oakland an estimated 1,000 protesters staged a "die-in" before a large group moved the protest onto a nearby highway.

    This was after St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury composed of 12 people determined there was no probable cause to charge Wilson after reviewing hours of witness accounts and law enforcement interviews and examining evidence in the case for the past three months.

    On Tuesday, attorney Benjamin Crump and the Rev. Al Sharpton appeared with Michael Brown's father as they disputed the grand jury's findings and pointed to a federal investigation that was ongoing.

    “This process is broken. The process should be indicted," Crump said referring to the legal proceedings in Missouri.