Protests escalate over NYC teen shot by police

Demonstrators gathered in Brooklyn to protest the New York Police Department on Mar. 14 after the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Kimani "Kiki" Gray, and 18 people were arrested after clashes ensued.

A demonstrator is thrown to the ground by her hair during a march following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A demonstrator is thrown to the ground by her hair during a march following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A demonstrator is thrown to the ground by her hair during a march following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police officers arrest a demonstrator during a march after a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police officers arrest a demonstrator during a march after a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police officers arrest a demonstrator during a march after a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Demonstrators march through the streets alongside police officers following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Demonstrators march through the streets alongside police officers following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Demonstrators march through the streets alongside police officers following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A demonstrator signals to fellow marchers as they take to the street following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A demonstrator signals to fellow marchers as they take to the street following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A demonstrator signals to fellow marchers as they take to the street following a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police officers arrest a demonstrator during after a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police officers arrest a demonstrator during after a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Police officers arrest a demonstrator during after a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. According to the NYPD, the teen pointed a .38-caliber revolver at the plainclothes officers, who responded by shooting him to death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Evan Brown, 53, lights candles during a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Evan Brown, 53, lights candles during a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Evan Brown, 53, lights candles during a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Demonstrator Fatimah Shakur speaks during a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Demonstrator Fatimah Shakur speaks during a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Demonstrator Fatimah Shakur speaks during a vigil held for Kimani "Kiki" Gray in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in New York. The 16-year-old was shot to death on a Brooklyn street last Saturday night by plainclothes police officers who claim the youth pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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