Ferguson Shooting: Protests Spread Across US

At least a dozen US cities have seen new protests over the decision not to charge a white policeman who shot a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.

Demonstrations from New York to Seattle were mostly peaceful but rioting broke out in Oakland, California on Wednesday.

There was some unrest in Ferguson itself, with police making 44 arrests, but the town did not see rioting on Tuesday night unlike it happened on Monday night.

Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed the 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, said he has a “clean conscience.”

Many in Ferguson’s predominantly African-American community had called for the officer to be charged with murder, but the grand jury’s decision means the police officer will not face state criminal charges over the shooting.

Lawyers for Brown’s family denounced the grand jury’s decision as “unfair” while also condemning the violence that followed the decision.

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