Police Chief: Release Jailed Ferguson Protesters by Thanksgiving Dinner

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Those remaining in Los Angeles jail Thursday, arrested while protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision, will be released in time for Thanksgiving dinner. The order comes from Los Angeles’ Police Chief, Charlie Beck.

More than 300 people have been arrested this week as demonstrators took to the streets of Los Angeles. They were expressing their frustration at the grand jury’s decision to not charge Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown.

On Wednesday night alone, 130 were taken into custody as they protested near Sixth and Hope Streets. Because of the large number, buses took people to different jails in the area to be processed.

As of Thanksgiving morning, less than 100 remained in jail. Los Angeles Police Department officials say all of them will be released in time for dinner Thursday.

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