“The National reaction to Ferguson could be the beginning of more a conscious progressive community which could change American politics,” Simmons said in social media. “We must put people in office who are sensitive to the plight of the black community.”
“We have the power to change our nation,” Kat Graham, star of a popular show called The Vampire Diaries wrote.
On Monday, a grand jury decided not to bring charges against white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American 18-year-old, during an altercation in a leafy backstreet in a Ferguson suburb on August 9.
The controversial decision spawned a fresh round of protests in major cities across the US and in Ferguson, where protesters and rioters clashed with police and a beefed-up deployment of 2,200 members of the National Guard.
The number of protesters dwindled on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, with snowstorms, cold weather and celebrations of the national US Thanksgiving holiday keeping many people off the streets after two nights of often-violent hooliganism.