Last night, a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown. The decision in Ferguson sparked outrage around the country. While many people took to the streets, others took to social media.
Disgusted by decision in furguson. Racism is learned. Accepted is systematic suffocation of education and opportunity. What are we saying?
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) November 25, 2014
The hashtags #FergusonDecision and #PrayForFerguson were trending all last night and they are still trending this morning. According to the social network, more than 3.5 million tweets were sent out last night about Mike Brown and Darren Wilson. Many people took to Twitter to express their sadness about the decision.
For me the hardest part about becoming an adult is realizing that the world is not a fair place. It has been the hardest lesson.
— Jessica R. Williams (@msjwilly) November 25, 2014
So many things are backwards in this world. It breaks my heart.
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) November 25, 2014
This whole thing is so damn sad
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 25, 2014
I’m heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let’s all pray for peace.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 25, 2014
Feeling stuck all the way over here in Sydney seeing the news just now… Sending my prayers to Ferguson & praying for an equal America.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 25, 2014
The Ferguson decision sparked protests around the country last night. In Ferguson, Missouri, some of the protesters got violent and looted stores.
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) November 25, 2014
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 25, 2014
In the wake of Mike Brown’s death, many just hoped that America will finally wake up and use this as a teaching moment. Of course, many were skeptical that it would actually happen.
— Kevin Hart (@ItsKevinHart) November 25, 2014
now everybody after all this is over make sure to tweet about it for 3 days and then forget it ever happened like we do every time #ferguson
— Chris Rock (@ozchrisrock) November 25, 2014