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Protesters mark two weeks since police shooting in Ferguson

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 01:23

Demonstrators in the U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri, mark two weeks since a white policeman shot an unarmed black teenager to death. Sarah Toms reports.

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Protesters took to the streets of Missouri again demanding justice for the death of Michael Brown. It's been two weeks since a white policeman shot the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson and still the rallies continue. The shooting has brought not just sorrow but also outrage. Along with the protests there's been looting and vandalism. But these demonstrations are smaller and quieter than they have been in recent days. Children led more than 200 demonstrators down the same street, where protesters and the authorities had previously clashed. But in a separate rally in a nearby town. these protesters show their support for Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Brown. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER MARILYN MORTON SAYING: "I think he's been crucified, he's been accused of guilt before a trial, that's not the American way." Police here in Ferguson came under sharp criticism for mass arrests and heavy-handed tactics after the deadly shooting. The military gear they carried was widely seen as provoking more anger and violence. These protests on Saturday come as President Barack Obama ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police. The White House says it's concerned about how such equipment has been used in Ferguson.

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Protesters mark two weeks since police shooting in Ferguson

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 01:23