Clergy Protest Grand Jury’s Decision

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — About 100 protesters, including many clergy members, are protesting in the streets of the St. Louis suburb where it was announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown.

The demonstrators began blocking intersections in downtown Clayton, Missouri, shortly after sunrise Tuesday. They have been walking in circles, singing spirituals and chanting, “This is what theocracy looks like.” They also observed a 4½-minute moment of silence to mark the 4½ hours that Brown’s body remained on the Ferguson street before it was removed.

Many protesters are wearing orange reflective vests identifying themselves as clergy.

The demonstrators have been blocking intersections for up to 10 minutes at a time before moving to another. Police are watching them.

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