Date :Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | Time : 06:03 |ID: 15920 | Print

Police clashed with protesters in Ferguson again

The incident happened on Wednesday night when up to 150 protesters marched from the Canfield Drive and Florissant Avenue toward the Ferguson Police Department.

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Police have clashed with people in the US city of Ferguson as they were protesting once again against the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in August.

The protesters demanded the arrest of the police officer.

The clashes broke out after the demonstrators arrived at the police department. They attempted to cross the street but being pushed back to the sidewalk opposite the department. At least two protesters were detained.

In another demonstration, protesters marched inside the St. Louis County Police Department headquarters in Clayton.

The protesters came to show their anger on the “National Day Against Police Brutality.”

Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump said in a statement on Wednesday that the family asked protesters to remain peaceful.

“Regardless of the grand jury’s decision, the Brown family and our legal team ask again for peace and calm, even though we understand people may have feelings of anger or disappointment. We encourage people to take their frustrations to the ballot box, not the streets,” Crump said.

The death of the 18-year-old boy has sparked daily protests across Ferguson that is a black community with a mostly white police force.

Protesters said unrest is likely if the police officer is not charged. Local and state authorities have said they are preparing for that possibility.

“There is a lack of trust. That is why people are protesting every single night,” according to Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, a civil rights organization.




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