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USA: Riot police and protesters have tense stand-off in St. Louis01:14

USA: Riot police and protesters have tense stand-off in St. Louis

United States, St Louis
October 13, 2014 at 13:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 600 protesters had a stand-off with 40 riot police on top of the bridge on South Grand Boulevard, as protesters were marching to St Louis University Sunday night in protest against a number of fatal shootings of young black men in recent months.

Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9 and Vonderrit Myers Jr was killed in a similar manner in the nearby district of Shaw on Thursday. Both victims were 18 years old.

Sunday's action was peaceful with no arrests took place. The protest was part of the 'Weekend of Resistance,' during which a number of demonstrations were held, alongside discussions and workshops on how to respond to police brutality.

USA: Riot police and protesters have tense stand-off in St. Louis01:14
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Over 600 protesters had a stand-off with 40 riot police on top of the bridge on South Grand Boulevard, as protesters were marching to St Louis University Sunday night in protest against a number of fatal shootings of young black men in recent months.

Teenager Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9 and Vonderrit Myers Jr was killed in a similar manner in the nearby district of Shaw on Thursday. Both victims were 18 years old.

Sunday's action was peaceful with no arrests took place. The protest was part of the 'Weekend of Resistance,' during which a number of demonstrations were held, alongside discussions and workshops on how to respond to police brutality.