Minority Congressional Staffers Stage Walkout To Show Solidarity With Michael Brown, Eric Garner

Black congressional staffers hold their hands up as they pose for a group photo during a walkout December 11, 2014 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The staffers staged a walkout to protest over the recent Mike Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

There was a protest in Washington that involved congressional aides who briefly walked off their jobs Thursday — angered by the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York, and the decision by grand juries in both communities not to indict the police involved.

Dozens of staffers, by some estimates over 100, stood together outside on the Capitol steps with a “hands up, don’t shoot” pose to protest the decisions.

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