After grand juries in St. Louis and New York City announced decisions — weeks apart — not to indict two police officers for the respective deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, protests erupted across the country.
Of course, these demonstrations are not a response to those decisions alone. They also express a deep-rooted frustration pertaining to race and culture in the United States.
To try to capture the reasons and commentary behind these protests, we want to hear directly from protesters across the country.
Are you or someone you know protesting in the wake of the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions? Or, are you demonstrating to show support for law enforcement? Why? Post a video on Instagram tagging @NewsHour, Vine tagging @PBSNewsHour, or upload a video to YouTube and title it “PBS NewsHour: This is why I’m protesting.” You can also tell us in the comments below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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