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Protests planned across US as people nationwide await word of Ferguson grand jury decision

  • People protest outside the Wallace F Bennett Federal Building on the grand jury has decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in downtown Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart)

    People protest outside the Wallace F Bennett Federal Building on the grand jury has decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in downtown Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protestors observe a moment of silence as they gather in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old,  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Protestors observe a moment of silence as they gather in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protestors march up Seventh Avenue towards Times Square after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Protestors march up Seventh Avenue towards Times Square after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

Protesters across the country are planning demonstrations even before they know whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

Activists are scheduling marches and rallies from Los Angeles to New York to coincide with the announcement of the grand jury's decision expected to be announced Monday evening. The panel was considering whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

The racially charged case has inflamed tensions and reignited debates over police-community relations in many cities.

Clergy are planning to hold a gathering at a church in Denver, where a jury found deputies used excessive force in the death of a homeless street preacher.

In Cleveland, at least a dozen protesters held signs and chanted about recent police shootings there.