BATTLE CREEK (AP) — Dozens of people have marched in silence between two Battle Creek churches during a national day of demonstrations in support of the Ferguson protesters.

With blustery winds and temperatures in the mid-20s Monday morning, about 75 people walked from Battle Creek’s New Harvest Christian Center to First United Methodist Church.

Other protests took place Monday in Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo.

The demonstrations come a week after a prosecutor’s announcement that a grand jury didn’t indict white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed and black.

The Rev. William Wyne of Second Missionary Baptist Church tells the Battle Creek Enquirer that many people “were speechless that a verdict could come out in Ferguson like it did.”


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