Ferguson sees third consecutive night of dwindling tensions
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 01:06
Officials say the situation is improving in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer more than two weeks ago. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Protesters returned to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri on Friday and for a third consecutive night, restraint prevailed.
The protesters marched to the police station, carrying signs for peace and justice.
The unrest stems from the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer two weeks ago.
Clashes have broken out frequently in the aftermath, but officials are seeing an improvement in recent days.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) CAPTAIN RON JOHNSON, HIGHWAY STATE PATROL, SAYING:
"Despite the second day of intense heat and humidity I have observed very little tension on the streets and instead have observed making eye contact and smiling at one another. Good things happen when people calmly interact ad that is what is happening."
The teen's shooting has put the international spotlight on often-troubled race relations in the U.S.
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