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Photos: 7 Arrested At "Hands Up Walk Out" March For Michael Brown

Departing from Union Square, hundreds of activists, mostly students, wove through Manhattan before reaching Times Square, sometimes taking the streets.<br>

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Students from Bard High School Early College, Stuyvesant, New York Harbor School, and others took part in the march.<br>

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In a sharp contrast to the marches of early last week, when protestors were not discouraged by the NYPD to be in the streets blocking traffic, those taking part in the Hands Up Walk Out action were repeatedly ordered back onto sidewalks.<br>

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NYPD scooters were used to create barricades, bottlenecks, and blockades.<br>

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On Third Ave and 18th Street a student and a Turkish journalist were among the first of a dozen or so arrested during the march, for being off the sidewalk.<br>

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A newspaper with the headline "Chaos in Ferguson" lies in a midtown street as members of the NYPD and protestors walk past.<br>

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Marchers arrive in Times Square.<br>

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After speeches from student activists, four and a half minutes of silence were observed in a nod to the four and a half hours Mike Brown’s body lay on a Ferguson street after being shot.<br>

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Some protestors held their hands up, while others tapped their chests to mimic heartbeats for the four and a half minutes.<br>

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A sit-in was held to conclude the rally.<br>

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A sit-in was held to conclude the rally.<br>

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The sit-in was embraced by some as a die-in, which was also held for four and a half minutes.<br>

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As the protesters continued to march in the streets, it was announced that more arrests would be made if they didn’t move to the sidewalk, as Captain Lombardo made a show of designating the two nearby members of the NYPD "my arresting officers."<br>

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As the march passed The Professional Performing Arts School on 48th Street, participants beckoned to the students outside, calling to them to join in.<br>

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Back in Times Square, there were more speakers, including a young man who was arrested during last Tuesday’s demonstration in Times Square, and declared that the "black and white problem" needed a "black and white solution," citing racial unity as necessary to achieve that goal.<br>

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Activists use their cellphones and markers to take down the number for the National Lawyers Guild in case of arrest.<br>

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