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Pittsburgh Protesters Gather As Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (KDKA/AP) - A lawyer for Michael Brown's family says they have been notified that the grand jury considering whether to indict a Ferguson police officer his shooting death has made a decision.

Attorney Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press on Monday that the St. Louis County prosecutor's office has told the family the decision will be announced after 5 p.m.

The grand jury has been considering possible charges against Darren Wilson, the white suburban St. Louis officer who fatally shot the black 18-year-old after a confrontation in August.

A protest was scheduled for 5 p.m. in Pittsburgh no matter what the outcome of the grand jury findings are, no word if those have been pushed back due to the announcement.

Dozens of people were gathered outside of the Allegheny County Courthouse on Grant Street in a peaceful protest.

Most of the protesters were seen standing silently outside the courthouse, some carrying signs.

At other points, protesters chanted, expressing that Pittsburgh is in solidarity with Ferguson. They chanted "Justice for Michael Brown. Racist cops shut 'em down." The protest was short-lived, with activists saying they plan to regroup Tuesday at the federal courthouse.

Organizers say there will be no official reaction tonight, but will have one tomorrow.

Pittsburgh Police are expected to beef up patrols in response.

Protesters also gathered outside of Philadelphia's City Hall.

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