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Riot continues in U.S. city after shooting death of black teen

English.news.cn   2014-08-18 12:19:46

FERGUSON, United States, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Clashes between police and protestors continued in this U.S. city in Missouri on Sunday as a curfew ordered by state Governor Jay Nixon is due to take effect for a second night.

Police fired at least 75 rounds of tear gas at a crowd of more than 5,000 protestors as they marched toward a police command post on Sunday night.

The protestors, who retreated shortly afterward 9 p.m., hurled Molotov cocktails towards police officers before the latter's firing of tear gas, St. Louis County police said.

Xinhua reporters at the scene did not see any injuries.

Unrest and violence have gripped the area for days since the recent shooting death of 18-year-old black young man Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.

The New York Times reported that Brown, who was unarmed, was shot at least six times.


Commentary: Ferguson riot reveals U.S. racial divide, human rights flaw

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- In his landmark speech, "I have a dream," civil rights leader Martin Luther King voiced his strong aspiration for equal rights of the black people in U.S. society.

Fifty years later, such a dream has been partially realized. The African Americans living in the United States today are enjoying elevated political and social status. Notably, the country is having its first African-American president in history. Full Story

Missouri Governor announces State of Emergency in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- After a night of looting, violence and chaos, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and a curfew that will begin at midnight and end at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in Ferguson, Missouri,.

This action comes in the wake of the shooting of unarmed 18- year-old Michael Brown seven days ago, and many nights of protests. Full Story

Editor: Yamei Wang
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