- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - More than 60 University of Iowa students and community members are joining protests over a police officer’s shooting of a black Missouri teenager.

The crowd gathered at noon Monday on campus as part of a nationwide series of protests to show solidarity with protesters in Ferguson.

University of Iowa senior Reginald Ross led the crowd in chants that included “Hands Up, don’t shoot” and “Hey hey, ho, ho, these racist cops have got to go.”

Ross says he’s happy with the turnout, which included a diverse mix of ages and races. He says the group wants justice for 18-year-old Michael Brown and to “start a conversation” with authorities about how minorities are treated by police.

A grand jury decided last week not to charge officer Darren Wilson in Brown’s shooting.

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