Dramatic Ferguson Protest

The most dramatic images of the Ferguson protests: As arrests pile up around U.S., Houston's march peaceful

The most dramatic images of the Ferguson protests as arrests pile up

18 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 The babies out here protesting with us. #Houston #Ferguson
Ashley tweets, "The babies out here protesting with us. #Houston #Ferguson." Ashley/Twitter
9 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Last night was intense & #Houston not done. TODAY @ 4PM #Ferguson Solidarity Rally. (1200 Smith St)
"Last night was intense & #Houston not done. TODAY @ 4PM #Ferguson Solidarity Rally. (1200 Smith St)," Brother Jesse captioned this Twitter pic. Brother Jesse/Twitter
Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Houston!"SHUT IT DOWN FOR MIKE BROWN!" Police on horseback vs Protesters
"SHUT IT DOWN FOR MIKE BROWN!"  Brother Jesse says with this Twitter photo. Brother Jesse/Twitter
19 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 RT #Ferguson protester tries to interrupt a live shot on the University of #Houston campus
"#Ferguson protester tries to interrupt a live shot on the University of #Houston campus," Twitter user Nae comments on a screen shot of live coverage by KHOU. Nae/KHOU/Twitter
3 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 #Ferguson protest in Houston. "Ain't no power like the power of the people cuz the power of the people don't stop."
"Ain't no power like the power of the people cuz the power of the people don't stop," Laila Kahlili tweeted. Laila Kahlili/Twitter
4 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014
Photo by Grace White and Doug Miller of KHOU. Photo by Grace White and Doug Miller/KHOU 11 News
8 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Here We Go...Standoff With Houston PD Blocking Us From Hitting Freeway!
"Here We Go...Standoff With Houston PD Blocking Us From Hitting Freeway!" writes Lnonlbonde/Twitter. Lnonblonde/Twitter
14 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Hundreds of protestors marching down Houston at Ave A, blocking traffic, shouting "hands up don't shoot" #Ferguson
"Hundreds of protestors marching down Houston at Ave A, blocking traffic, shouting "hands up don't shoot" #Ferguson," Jo Ling Kent captions this Twitter pic. Jo Ling Kent/Twitter
15 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014
Protesters and signs by Grace White and Doug Miller of KHOU 11 News. Photo by Grace White and Doug Miller/KHOU 11 News
16 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Dozens of people gathered in Houston's MacGregor Park around 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision.
From KHOU, "Dozens of people gathered in Houston's MacGregor Park around 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision." Photo by Grace White and Doug Miller/KHOU 11 News
12 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Trying to push through #Ferguson #Houston
Cam Axelander tweeted, "Trying to push through #Ferguson #Houston." Cam Axelander/Twitter
6 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Dozens of people gathered in Houston's MacGregor Park around 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision.
KHOU's Grace White and Doug Miller report, "Dozens of people gathered in Houston's MacGregor Park around 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision." Photo by Grace White and Doug Miller/KHOU 11 News
2 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 #ferguson protest in #houston
"#ferguson protest in #houston," from Twitter user Laila Kahlili. Laila Kahlili/Twitter
20 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 People "Shut It Down for #MikeBrown" in Houston ystdy....later Today @ 4PM 1200 Smith St.
Another Twitter pic from Brother Jesse/Twitter. Brother Jesse/Twitter
13 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 It appears @houstonpolice mounted patrol is leaving. Protest in #Houston has been peaceful.
Twitter user Jessica Willey notes, "It appears @houstonpolice mounted patrol is leaving. Protest in #Houston has been peaceful." Jessica Willey/Twitter
18 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 The babies out here protesting with us. #Houston #Ferguson
9 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Last night was intense & #Houston not done. TODAY @ 4PM #Ferguson Solidarity Rally. (1200 Smith St)
Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Houston!"SHUT IT DOWN FOR MIKE BROWN!" Police on horseback vs Protesters
19 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 RT #Ferguson protester tries to interrupt a live shot on the University of #Houston campus
3 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 #Ferguson protest in Houston. "Ain't no power like the power of the people cuz the power of the people don't stop."
4 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014
8 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Here We Go...Standoff With Houston PD Blocking Us From Hitting Freeway!
14 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Hundreds of protestors marching down Houston at Ave A, blocking traffic, shouting "hands up don't shoot" #Ferguson
15 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014
16 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Dozens of people gathered in Houston's MacGregor Park around 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision.
12 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Trying to push through #Ferguson #Houston
6 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 Dozens of people gathered in Houston's MacGregor Park around 5 p.m. Tuesday to protest the Ferguson grand jury decision.
2 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 #ferguson protest in #houston
20 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 People "Shut It Down for #MikeBrown" in Houston ystdy....later Today @ 4PM 1200 Smith St.
13 Houston Ferguson protest November 2014 It appears @houstonpolice mounted patrol is leaving. Protest in #Houston has been peaceful.

"Intense" one participant described the evening. An angry young man jumped in front of television cameras trying to interrupt a reporter's interview. Barely school-aged children carried signs hand painted with the words, "Black lives matter." "Shut it down for Michael Brown"and "Don't shoot, I don't have a gun" chants rang out through the crowd.

Those were just some of the sentiments and scenes as hundreds of Houstonians of all ages and races took to the street just before rush hour in a day-after demonstration against the Ferguson decision.

The nonviolent protest, following ones in cities across the United States, followed a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager the white police officer fatally shot in an emotionally charged case that speaks to race and justice (or injustice) in America.

 Citizens are venting their outrage and disbelief with the court's decision to not indict Wilson for the killing. 

The local march began in MacGregor Park on Tuesday evening, with participants joining in along the way as the growing group walked miles through the Third Ward. The increasing numbers blocked 6 p.m. traffic at the corner of Old Spanish Trail and Martin Luther King and then headed to the University of Houston for an hours-long trek that eventually led past Texas Southern University and even across U.S. 288.

No arrests related to the Houston march have been reported at the time of this posting.

Other similar protests occurred in Oakland to Seattle to New York to Chicago, to name just a few major cities where citizens are venting their outrage and disbelief with the court's decision to not indict Wilson for the killing.

Another rally was planned outside the Greater Houston Partnership's offices on Wednesday afternoon. It was scheduled to last for four and one-half hours — representing the time Brown's body laid in the street after the shooting.

Click through the slideshow above for the most dramatic images from Houston's protest march.