GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) - Grand Rapids was one of many cities where rallies took place Tuesday, calling for justice and change.
A crowd gathered downtown at Rosa Parks Circle to share their concerns.
"People didn't even want to consider that he might have been guilty; it wasn't even going to be on the table, so a lot of us are upset and [there are] a lot of tears," says Brianna Urena-Ravelo.
Ravelo is one of the organizers of the demonstration. About 300 people showed up at the event, many of them holding signs that read, "Black lives matter."
A couple things stood out about the protest: it was peaceful, there was not much police presence in the area, and the crowd was quite diverse.