Photos: Protesters take to the streets after Jamar Clark decision


Alexander Clark speaks to people gathering.
1 Alexander Clark, a cousin of Jamar Clark's, speaks to people gathering outside the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th Precinct Wednesday afternoon, after the announcement that officers involved in Clark's death would not be charged. 
Joyce Powell pays respect.
2 Joyce Powell pays respect at a memorial to her brother Jamar Clark in north Minneapolis. 
North Minneapolis resident Mel Reeves
3 North Minneapolis resident Mel Reeves addresses the crowd near the site of Jamar Clark's fatal shooting. 
Jamar Clark's sister Joyce Powell sets a up sign.
4 Jamar Clark's sister, Joyce Powell, sets a up sign that says "Prosecute for Jamar" against a pinwheel a few feet away from a memorial for Clark. 
Pastor Danny Givens preaches to the crowds.
5 Pastor Danny Givens preaches to the crowds gathered at Elliot Park during a prayer service. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Elliot Park in Minneapolis. 
Rabbi Michael Adam Latz befriends several children
6 Rabbi Michael Adam Latz befriends several children at Elliot Park before gathering with other religious leaders for a moment of silence. 
Hands up, don't shoot.
7 With arms raised and shouting, ''Hands up. Don't Shoot,'' Jacob Ladda, left, and Pastor Danny Givens march from Elliot Park to the Hennepin County Government Center plaza. 
Light rail shut down by protesters.
8 Wednesday's protests briefly shut down the Minneapolis light rail system as marchers headed east on 5th Street downtown. 
Pastors Carmen Means and Elle Babington Steele
9 Pastor Carmen Means, left, and Pastor Elle Babington Steele enjoy a moment of fun, dancing to music coming from a loudspeaker on a nearby truck while marching from Elliot Park to the Hennepin County Government Center. 
Protesters on the move
10 Protesters make their way toward the Hennepin County Government Center. 
Tyler Forrest, center, chants during a march.
11 Tyler Forrest chants while marching from Jamar Clark's memorial to the Hennepin County Government Center. 
Protesters head to the HCGC.
12 Protesters march past businesses and apartments on their way to the Hennepin County Government Center where they planned to meet with another group of demonstrators. 
Offering the peace sign
13 A Metro Transit rider offers a peace sign to protesters. 
Protester Donnie Straub holds up a sign.
14 Donnie Straub holds a sign as a protest moves downtown from north Minneapolis. Police officers on bikes are seen in the background. 
Marching toward downtown Minneapolis
15 Protesters march toward downtown Minneapolis. 
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered.
16 Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the plaza. 
The crowd swells outside the government center.
17 The crowd swells outside the Hennepin County Government Center. 
Holding a Black Lives Matter banner
18 Protesters Corydon Nillson and Monique Cullars-Doty, right, hold a Black Lives Banner banner. 
Two crowd members embrace.
19 Two members of the crowd embrace as a poem for Jamar Clark's family is read. 
Fists raised in solidarity.
20 Fists raised in solidarity, demonstrators gathered in Elliot Park in Minneapolis and marched to the Hennepin County Government Center. 
Crowd on Government Center plaza.
21 About 1,000 people converge on the Hennepin County Government Center plaza after two separate marches joined forces. 
Speaking to the crowd.
22 Black Lives Matter Minneapolis organizer Mica Grimm was among many speakers who spoke to the crowds during the protest along the streets of Minneapolis. 
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the plaza.
23 Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the plaza. 
Pastor Carmen Means speaks to protesters.
24 Pastor Carmen Means speaks to the crowd outside the Hennepin County Government Center. 
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered.
25 Hundreds of demonstrators protest Hennepin Country Attorney General Mike Freeman's decision not to charge officers involved in the Jamar Clark shooting. 
Protesting at the government center.
26 Protesters join forces at the Hennepin County Government Center. 
Walter Prescott gathers with other legal observers
27 Walter Prescott gathers with other legal observers, all wearing bright green hats, around the edges of the crowd. 
Watching protesters
28 A Metro Transit police officer watches protesters. 
The crowd marches back toward north Minneapolis.
29 The crowd marches back toward north Minneapolis.