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Who's in charge of the movement rising after Brown and Garner deaths in police confrontations?

  • FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, in New York. Who, if anyone, is leading the emerging movement around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner -- younger activists or legacy civil rights groups? The legacy civil rights organizations _ the National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Urban League _ last week called for people to coalesce on Saturday for a national march with the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, unarmed black men who have died at the hands of white police officers. Grand juries refused to indict the white police officers in those cases. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, in New York. Who, if anyone, is leading the emerging movement around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner -- younger activists or legacy civil rights groups? The legacy civil rights organizations _ the National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Urban League _ last week called for people to coalesce on Saturday for a national march with the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, unarmed black men who have died at the hands of white police officers. Grand juries refused to indict the white police officers in those cases. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Freddie Chavez 'dies-in' as Santa Claus beside Marcus Macon as the men join a small group of protesters at the corner of Broadway and Market Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Protesters presented a holiday satire, marching against police brutality in downtown St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

    Freddie Chavez 'dies-in' as Santa Claus beside Marcus Macon as the men join a small group of protesters at the corner of Broadway and Market Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Protesters presented a holiday satire, marching against police brutality in downtown St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Freddie Chavez 'dies-in' as Santa Claus beside Marcus Macon as the men join a small group of protesters at the corner of Broadway and Market Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Protesters presented a holiday satire, marching against police brutality in downtown St. Louis.(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

    Freddie Chavez 'dies-in' as Santa Claus beside Marcus Macon as the men join a small group of protesters at the corner of Broadway and Market Street on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Protesters presented a holiday satire, marching against police brutality in downtown St. Louis.(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)  (The Associated Press)

A protest movement seems to be rising around the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. But who's leading it? Younger activists or legacy civil rights groups?

Established organizations — the National Action Network, the NAACP, the National Urban League — have called for people to gather in Washington this Saturday for a national march. Families of the two unarmed black men who died at the hands of white police officers will be there.

But other groups, like Ferguson Action, are instead sponsoring their own actions elsewhere. They are calling for a "National Day of Resistance" in such places as Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Bloomington, Indiana, and Bend, Oregon.

Says Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League: It's about getting results, not about "turf" or who's in charge.