Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Somewhere between 50 and 100 marchers began marching north from Leimert Park on Monday and tried to close the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.

The crowd had been waiting for a grand jury decision from Ferguson, MO, about the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

For a brief while, the protesters tried to get on the Santa Monica Freeway and shouted, “Shut it down! Shut it down!”

But a number of California Highway Patrol officers quickly chased them from the freeway.

A heavy contingent of firefighters and police officers and about five helicopters followed the progress of the protesters. They tried to clear the way for the marchers.

— City News Service

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