‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’: The Defining Image in Ferguson Protests

Protestors stand with arms in the air during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  Civil unrest broke out as a result of the shooting of the unarmed black man as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted police officers. Dozens were arrested for various infractions including assault, burglary and theft. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
Protests Continue In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Protestors stand with arms in the air during a protest of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Civil unrest broke out as a result of the shooting of the unarmed black man as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted police officers. Dozens were arrested for various infractions including assault, burglary and theft. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
With their hands raised, residents gather at a police line as the neighborhood is locked down following skirmishes on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas as residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man With their hands raised, residents gather at a police line as the neighborhood is locked down following skirmishes on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas as residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight's protest was peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 12, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight's protest was peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Eighty-eight-year-old Creola McCalister joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight the town remained mostly peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Eighty-eight-year-old Creola McCalister joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight the town remained mostly peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight the town remained mostly peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Browns family along with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and a capacity crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on August 12, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. Ferguson has experienced two days of violent protests since the killing but, tonight the town remained mostly peaceful. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Police in Ferguson have changed their procedure for dealing with the protests after being chastised for a heavy-handed approach which has resulted in four days of violence. Today three police cars and four officers on foot led the way during a protest march. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Police in Ferguson have changed their procedure for dealing with the protests after being chastised for a heavy-handed approach which has resulted in four days of violence. Today three police cars and four officers on foot led the way during a protest march. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators raise their hands as they protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.   Michael Brown was killed in broad daylight on August 9, 2014, with witnesses and law enforcement providing conflicting accounts of how the 18-year-old lost his life.   AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTT        (Photo credit should read Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)
US-CRIME-RACE-POLICE-SHOOTING Demonstrators raise their hands as they protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Michael Brown was killed in broad daylight on August 9, 2014, with witnesses and law enforcement providing conflicting accounts of how the 18-year-old lost his life. AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTT (Photo credit should read Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Williams confront police on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.Police shot pepper spray, smoke, gas and flash grenades at protestors before retreating. Several businesses were looted as police watched from their armored personnel carriers (APC) parked nearby. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Williams confront police on August 15, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.Police shot pepper spray, smoke, gas and flash grenades at protestors before retreating. Several businesses were looted as police watched from their armored personnel carriers (APC) parked nearby. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown gather together in the street on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown gather together in the street on August 16, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown raise their arms with some chanting, ' Hands up, Don't Shoot', on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown raise their arms with some chanting, ' Hands up, Don't Shoot', on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
People wait for reaction from police after they refused to honor the midnight curfew on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The curfew was imposed on Saturday in an attempt to reign in the violence that has erupted nearly every night in the suburban St. Louis town since the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man People wait for reaction from police after they refused to honor the midnight curfew on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The curfew was imposed on Saturday in an attempt to reign in the violence that has erupted nearly every night in the suburban St. Louis town since the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
People wait for reaction from police after they refused to honor the midnight curfew on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The curfew was imposed on Saturday in an attempt to reign in the violence that has erupted nearly every night in the suburban St. Louis town since the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man People wait for reaction from police after they refused to honor the midnight curfew on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The curfew was imposed on Saturday in an attempt to reign in the violence that has erupted nearly every night in the suburban St. Louis town since the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Markis Thompson, a demonstrator protesting Michael Brown's murder, poses for a portrait with August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.Tensions still run high in the Ferguson community after 18 -year-old Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer August 9 on Canfield Drive. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Markis Thompson, a demonstrator protesting Michael Brown's murder, poses for a portrait with August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.Tensions still run high in the Ferguson community after 18 -year-old Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer August 9 on Canfield Drive. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Justin Reed, a demonstrator protesting Michael Brown's murder, poses for a portrait with his sign August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Tensions still run high in the Ferguson community after 18 -year-old Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer August 9 on Canfield Drive. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Justin Reed, a demonstrator protesting Michael Brown's murder, poses for a portrait with his sign August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Tensions still run high in the Ferguson community after 18 -year-old Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer August 9 on Canfield Drive. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Anisha Lewis and her son Jarrod Smith, demonstrators protesting Michael Brown's murder, pose for a portrait August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Tensions still run high in the Ferguson community after 18 -year-old Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer August 9 on Canfield Drive (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Anisha Lewis and her son Jarrod Smith, demonstrators protesting Michael Brown's murder, pose for a portrait August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Tensions still run high in the Ferguson community after 18 -year-old Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer August 9 on Canfield Drive (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
Michael Brown Sr., the father of slain teenager Michael Brown, attends a rally at Greater Grace Church on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. His son was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Michael Brown Sr., the father of slain teenager Michael Brown, attends a rally at Greater Grace Church on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. His son was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown make their voices heard on Aug. 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown make their voices heard on Aug. 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown yell at the police officers in a vehicle as some chant, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot", as they make their voices heard on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown yell at the police officers in a vehicle as some chant, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot", as they make their voices heard on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown make their voices heard on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown make their voices heard on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.   Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Leo Walker (L) and his sister Letrece protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.   Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Leo Walker (L) and his sister Letrece protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Gabrielle Walker, 5,  protests the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Gabrielle Walker, 5, protests the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Demonstrators raise their arms during a protest against the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Demonstrators raise their arms during a protest against the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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