However, group of protesters smashed and set fire to police vehicle in front of Ferguson City Hall; police said 44 people were arrested overnight, down from at least 60 Monday night
Americans are divided over a grand jury decision not to indict the white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Some are angered by what they see as injustice toward African Americans, while others call for respect for the legal process. The shooting death in Ferguson has brought to the surface unresolved racial tensions that still exist in this country. Zlatica Hoke reports.
The protests in cities across the US were peaceful and calm, in contrast to those staged in Ferguson, Missouri itself
National Guard troops continue to stand guard in Ferguson, Missouri, after violent protests followed the announcement that a grand jury did not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The racially charged case in which Wilson, a white local policeman, killed the unarmed black teen triggered demonstrations around the country. VOA’s Victoria Macchi reports.
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