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Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue as they march towards the US Capitol building during the national Justice For All march against police violence in Washington December 13th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Two women carried a placard with a picture of their cousin, Darryl Briston, who died of a heart attack in December 2012 after being tasered by police (...)

Police confront demonstrators protesting the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown outside the police station on . Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer, on August 9. A grand jury is expected to decide this month if Wilson should be charged in the shooting. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images.

Police arrested five people in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a whit(...)

People gather near a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last night. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

The father of a black teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month has appealed for calm ahead of h(...)

Course of action: US president Barack Obama golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard, at the weekend. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP

Fore! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and ded(...)

Ali Delan  joins a capacity crowd that spilled outside at the Greater Grace Church during a rally for Michael Brown (18), the unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer last week. Photograph: Whitney Curtis/The New York Times

The scattered clashes and violence had flared on the first morning of a curfew in this troubled city. But as Sunday drew on, pastors, the police an(...)

Demonstrators react as police fire tear gas at them as they protest the fatal shooting  of Michael Brown  in Ferguson, Missouri. Police sprayed pepper spray, shot smoke, gas and flash grenades as violent outbreaks have taken place in Ferguson since the shooting by a  police officer on August 9th. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Missouri governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St Louis suburb of Ferguson tonight and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days(...)

Police officers stand along business fronts on West Florissant Avenue as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Photograph: Roberto Rodriguez/EPA

One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early on Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew w(...)

Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri . Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US president Barack Obama has called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and urged a thoughtful response after two nights(...)

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Ferguson police headquarters after an  black teenager was shot by a police officer. Photograph: New York Times

There was rioting and looting in the town of Ferguson, Missouri last night as protests over the killing of a black teenager by a police officer turned(...)

In the annals of political activism, it is often said that silence is consent. But in a city engulfed by relentless noise, silence can become t(...)

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