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25 November 2014, 12:55
Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Mike Brown, and the internet is reacting.
Last night, America was divided both online and off, after it was announced that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown.
Twitter has been ablaze with polarised reactions for the past twelve hours - and as the news reaches the world over the course of today, a lot of celebrities and public figures have also weighed in.
I'm heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let's all pray for peace.— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 25, 2014
"With liberty and justice for all."— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) November 25, 2014
I am angry. I am angry. I am angry. I am angry. I am angry. I am angry. I am angry. I am angry. I am angry. I am angry. I am hurt. I am hurt— Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) November 25, 2014
The system that instills & protects white supremacy wins again. Humanity loses...No justice. I pray for Mike Brown & his family. So sad.— Macklemore (@macklemore) November 25, 2014
Mike Brown's family expressed their "profound disappointment" in the decision, and called for 4.5 minutes of silence after the verdict. They will continue to campaign for justice, and the enforcement of legislation that will require all on-duty police to wear a body camera.
Darren Wilson has been on paid leave since the shooting in August. The National Guard has been called into Missouri to reinforce the Ferguson police in handling what, until last night, has been a mostly non-violent protest.
It has been three months, but this may just be the beginning.