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USA: Hundreds rally in Seattle in memory of Michael Brown

United States, Seattle
August 10, 2015 at 03:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several hundred joined a 'black lives matter' march in Seattle on Monday, to commemorate the one year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Activist Kiaa said, “It’s just a matter of time before it’s another hashtag,” in reference to trending hashtag #blacklivesmatter which has been prevalent on social media following the killing of Brown, among others.

“Police need to really look at themselves, seems like they need some emotional training,” continued the activist.

The demonstration began on the campus of North Seattle College, where a number of activists addressed the crowd. The march then began with protesters occupying a junction outside the East Precinct of the Seattle Police Department.

Actions have been called across the United States to demand justice for Brown, whose killing ignited racial tensions and sparked month-long protests, with heavily-militarised police squads being deployed on the ground in Ferguson.

Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson on 9 August 2014, sparking protests across the United States. On November 24 2014, the St Louis County grand jury announced that Darren Wilson would not be indicted and on 4 March 2015, the US Department of Justice cleared the police officer of civil rights violations claiming that Brown was shot in "self-defence."

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Several hundred joined a 'black lives matter' march in Seattle on Monday, to commemorate the one year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Activist Kiaa said, “It’s just a matter of time before it’s another hashtag,” in reference to trending hashtag #blacklivesmatter which has been prevalent on social media following the killing of Brown, among others.

“Police need to really look at themselves, seems like they need some emotional training,” continued the activist.

The demonstration began on the campus of North Seattle College, where a number of activists addressed the crowd. The march then began with protesters occupying a junction outside the East Precinct of the Seattle Police Department.

Actions have been called across the United States to demand justice for Brown, whose killing ignited racial tensions and sparked month-long protests, with heavily-militarised police squads being deployed on the ground in Ferguson.

Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson on 9 August 2014, sparking protests across the United States. On November 24 2014, the St Louis County grand jury announced that Darren Wilson would not be indicted and on 4 March 2015, the US Department of Justice cleared the police officer of civil rights violations claiming that Brown was shot in "self-defence."

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