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Church rallies as Ferguson protests turn violent

by a staff reporter

VIOLENT protests have continued in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, after a black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot dead by a white policeman.

Nightly protests since the shooting, on 9 August, have involved peaceful demonstrations and violent clashes between police and demonstrators, in which the police have used tear gas and stun grenades. A second black man, aged 23, was shot dead by police on Tuesday, after he approached them reportedly brandishing a knife.

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