After it was announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted by the grand jury in Ferguson, protests turned violent and spread around the United States. 

Buildings were set on fire in Ferguson as looting broke out in the wake of the decision, and despite plea from Michael Brown's family for everyone to "keep your protests peaceful", ugly scenes and clashes have broken out in the wake of the verdict.

However, the anger was not just restricted to Ferguson, as protests and displays took place across the nation, including New York, Oakland and Chicago, as well as in Washington.

President Obama addressed the media afterwards, saying that the nation would have to accept the grand jury's decision and to protest peacefully, as well as urging the police to exercise restraint. Quoting the father of Michael Brown, he said "hurting others or destroying property is not the answer. No matter what the Grand Jury decides, I do not want my son's death to be in vain. I want it to lead to incredible change, positive change, change that makes the St. Louis region better for everyone".