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Ferguson protesters arrested at Macy's Thanksgiving parade

A scene from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, November, 27, 2014.

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NEW YORK - Protesters angry about the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo., tried to disrupt the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, leading to six arrests, reports CBS New York.

"We will tolerate peaceful demonstrations," NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said, according to the station. "We will not tolerate under any circumstance, violence or anything that induces fear."

Bratton said authorities were on the lookout for protesters who may have wanted to disrupt the parade in the wake of this week's controversial grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The NYPD told CBS New York they arrested six protesters and issued one summons for disorderly conduct at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The grand jury's decision not to indict Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot the black unarmed teenager Brown in August, prompted protests nationwide.