Thousands march in St Louis

2014-10-11 22:45
(Charles Rex Arbogast, AP)

(Charles Rex Arbogast, AP)

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Ferguson - Thousands of protesters condemning police violence marched through St. Louis on Saturday, during a weekend of demonstrations organised after the fatal shooting in August of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer in a suburb.

After a march through downtown, protesters gathered for a rally at Keiner Plaza organised in part by Hands Up Unite, an activist group that emerged after the 9 August shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson, Missouri.

The weekend protests in the St Louis area got off to a tense start on Friday night, but they began more peacefully than previous demonstrations in local communities since the Ferguson shooting, many of which have featured clashes with police.

Civil rights organisations and protest groups have invited people from around the country to join vigils and marches from Friday to Monday
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