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New Yorkers aren't the only ones with stories to tell.

What began as a harmless PR stunt on Tuesday left the New York Police Department’s social media team facepalming as a hashtag they tweeted (#myNYPD) trended nationally, flooding the Internet with images, videos, and stories depicting police brutality.

But the trend of calling out police for violent behavior wasn’t limited to New York City for very long. Hours after major newspapers began to report the failed pro-cop campaign, Los Angeles residents carried out their own online demonstration by trending the #myLADP with their own media and stories:

Others shared personal stories or recited the names of individuals killed in police-involved shootings:

And others simply summed things up:

Photo via Chris Yarzab/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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