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Rallies Planned in Mobile and Birmingham after Ferguson Ruling
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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Protesters plan to rally in a park in Mobile on Tuesday, a day after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Reports say that the rally is planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lyons Park. Mobile police spokeswoman Ashley Rains said police are aware of the rally and will make sure that officers who regularly patrol that area are aware of it and are available as needed. Rallies are also planned for Tuesday in Birmingham and several other U.S. cities to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who killed Michael Brown, who is black, on Aug. 9. ---------------------------------------------------------------- BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Organizers plan a rally in downtown Birmingham in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. Reports say that the rally is planned for noon on Tuesday at Kelly Ingram Park. Thousands of people demonstrated late Monday in several U.S. cities to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who killed Michael Brown, who is black, on Aug. 9. In Birmingham, WBRC reports that people began gathering at Kelly Ingram Park on Monday night, shortly after the grand jury's decision. The Birmingham station reports that they protested peacefully, and spoke out about the injustice they feel.


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