State of emergency lifted in Ferguson

2015-08-14 17:55
Demonstrators protest in front of the police station in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. (Scott Olson, AFP)

Demonstrators protest in front of the police station in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. (Scott Olson, AFP)

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Ferguson - St Louis County has lifted the state of emergency that was imposed in Ferguson and the surrounding area after shootings during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death.

County Executive Steve Stenger's announcement on Friday followed the third straight night of calm in the St Louis suburb. Stenger said in a statement that police will remain vigilant.

Stenger issued a state of emergency Monday after gunfire and violence erupted during demonstrations related to the anniversary of the 18-year-old Brown's death.

Brown, who was black, was fatally shot by white Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. Wilson was not charged, and the shooting spurred a national "Black Lives Matter" movement.

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