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A handful of individuals protesting the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo. were arrested on Thursday after allegedly attempting to disrupt the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, according to local news reports.
New York’s WPIX-TV reports that the New York Police Department confirmed that seven people were arrested as they broke from the designated march route for protesters upset with the recent grand jury decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.
Shortly after midnight on Thursday, The New York Post reported plans of demonstrators to foment unrest at the popular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
Activists took to the twitterverse on Wednesday with the hashtag #stoptheparade to rally protesters to the popular parade, which started at 9:00 a.m.