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Lexington Residents Protest Wilson Grand Jury Decision

The grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown has prompted protests across the country – and Lexington joined that list of communities Tuesday.

Demonstrators are set to gather Tuesday night at 6:00 outside Third Street Stuff for a march toward Courthouse Square downtown.

Organizer with Stop Mass Incarceration Network KY April Taylor says the action is a response to what her group sees as a pattern of injustice when it comes to policing in African-American communities.

"We just want to call people's attention to that and to also get people to rally around addressing some of those injustices through things like a democratically-elected police civilian review board," she explains.

Taylor says the goal is to speak out and "build a better system." Judging from the response on social media and through email, she says she expects at least a hundred marchers to attend.

A separate protest was held on the University of Kentucky campus Tuesday afternoon.

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