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USA: Violence erupts at Ferguson rally for slain teen Michael Brown01:16

USA: Violence erupts at Ferguson rally for slain teen Michael Brown

United States, Ferguson, St Louis
August 12, 2014 at 07:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Violence broke out in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson Monday, after community anger over the shooting of an African-American teenager boiled over. At least 10 shots were reportedly fired, and police - some of whom wore anti-riot armour - also used tear gas and rubber bullets.

Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer Saturday in Ferguson. Brown was allegedly unarmed at the time of the daylight shooting. While the identity of the officer remains unknown, witnesses say he was white.

The incident has ignited racial tensions in Ferguson. Three of the Ferguson Police Department's 53 members are black, while according to U.S. Census statistics nearly 70 percent of Ferguson's 21,000 population are black.

USA: Violence erupts at Ferguson rally for slain teen Michael Brown01:16
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Violence broke out in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson Monday, after community anger over the shooting of an African-American teenager boiled over. At least 10 shots were reportedly fired, and police - some of whom wore anti-riot armour - also used tear gas and rubber bullets.

Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer Saturday in Ferguson. Brown was allegedly unarmed at the time of the daylight shooting. While the identity of the officer remains unknown, witnesses say he was white.

The incident has ignited racial tensions in Ferguson. Three of the Ferguson Police Department's 53 members are black, while according to U.S. Census statistics nearly 70 percent of Ferguson's 21,000 population are black.

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