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Ferguson unrest: Hundreds stage another march to protest police shooting, say media

Published on Aug 31, 2014 9:12 AM
Protesters sit down in the street outside the police department during a protest over the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug 30, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

FERGUSON (Reuters) - Hundreds of marchers took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, local media reported, with protesters calling for justice three weeks after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

Organisers on their Facebook page said the march on Saturday was held to protest police killings, brutality, profiling and cover-ups.

Marchers began gathering in a restaurant parking lot before walking to the spot where Brown was shot, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported. "I came here because I want to be a part of the spirit of the movement," Memphis resident Ian Buchanan, 44, told the newspaper.

The Post-Dispatch also reported on Saturday that a St Louis County police officer who took part in policing the protests, Mr Dan Page, has retired after 35 years on the force, several days after he was suspended when his department said it would launch a review of a 2012 speech that Mr Page made to the group Oath Keepers in which he made pointed remarks about President Barack Obama, the US Supreme Court and Muslims, among others.

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