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US: Protest marches have sprang up across the United States, and police battled to stifle another night of unrest in Ferguson, ground zero of America's latest racially-charged riots. Violence erupted in the St Louis, Missouri suburb for a second night, after Monday's decision by a grand jury not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager in August. Windows were smashed at city hall, a police car was set on fire and protesters pelted police with rocks, bottles, chunks of concrete and a Molotov cocktail, St Louis County police said. Demonstrators also threw...
Speaking out: The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown snr. Photo: AP
US: The parents of Michael Brown have lashed out at the white police officer who shot dead their son, saying that he "wanted to kill someone" on the day he shot their unarmed black teenager. Speaking after a grand jury cleared him of the August killing, officer Darren Wilson said he had "a clear conscience" and would have opened fire again if the confrontation on a Ferguson street was replayed. His words were met with fury by protesters in the Missouri city and criticised by Michael Brown snr and Lesley McSpadden, the 18-year-old victim's parents. "I don't believe a word of it," Ms McSpadden...
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