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D.C. residents rally for Michael Brown

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 01:15

Protesters gather in Washington, D.C., to protest in support of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer in Missouri. Nathan Frandino reports.

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D.C. residents call for justice. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNNAMED PROTESTER SAYING: "This is bigger. This is about Mike Brown. This is all about the young lives that we are losing. This is also about our future and our babies. It's terrifying to be a mom in this country, knowing that our children can grow up to be killed on their way to college, on their way to the store." Protesters marched through the capital Saturday night, carrying signs to demand change. The unrest comes two weeks after police shot dead Michael Brown in Missouri. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNNAMED PROTESTER SAYING: "I admire the people of Ferguson a great deal because they have withstood a lot of pain -- those bullets, the tear gas -- and they're not backing down. And that's great because that's what we need in this country: people to stand up for democracy." (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNNAMED PROTESTER SAYING: "The issue is larger than Mike Brown and Ferguson. Police violence has taken place not only in Washington, D.C., and Ferguson, but we're seeing it in New York and throughout the nation." The shooting and subsequent unrest have put both race relations and police use of force in the U.S. under international scrutiny.

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D.C. residents rally for Michael Brown

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 01:15