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Protests planned in Carbondale after Ferguson decision

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Protests are expected in cities outside of Ferguson, Mo., including right here in the Heartland.

We told you about the Racial Justice Coalition group planning a peaceful protest in Carbondale, Ill.

Although they're hundreds of miles away from Ferguson, leaders say it's a story that impacts people in the Heartland.

"It's going to go down as a piece of history," Rhea Bradfield of Carbondale said. "It's going to mean something to people. Not just as parents, but people who went to jail and people who went to Ferguson and rallied and marched. It means something to them."

That protest will happen at The Pavilion along Main Street as soon as the grand jury's decision is announced.

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