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Anthony Shahid of the Tauheed youth group (right) prays with demonstrators and along with members of the Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition march today near the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre where a grand jury will hear the case on the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown, after a further night of demonstrations and protests, in Clayton, Missouri. Photograph: EPA/Larry W Smith

A prosecutor has warned it will probably be two months before a decision is taken on whether to charge the police officer involved in the shooting of (...)

Demonstrators protest yesterday outside of the Buzz Westfall Justice Centre where a grand jury will begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on August 9th. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The investigation into the killing by a police officer of an unarmed Missouri teenager has been thrown into uncertainty with a tussle between the sta(...)

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last night. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters.

US attorney general Eric Holder is to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, hours after nearly 50 protesters were arrested during an 11th night of racially(...)

 People gather outside an area where St. Louis police had blocked off where a man was shot and killed by St Louis Police after allegedly robbing a store and brandishing a knife on police. Photograph: Larry W Smith /EPA

Police officers in St Louis, United States have shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American man who they say was wielding a knife and refused to d(...)

Demonstrators hold up a sign  reflecting the protester chant of ‘Don’t shoot’ during a rally in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing earlier this month of teenager Michael Brown.  Despite the Brown family’s continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Neglecting lessons of past civil disturbances such as the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, police inflamed tensions that have fuelled more than(...)

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(...)

The Rev Al Sharpton speaks at the Greater St Mark church in Ferguson, Missouri, yesterday  as the community seeks answers about the police shooting of Michael Brown. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, yesterday effectively blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for the renewed violence in the city at the weeke(...)

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(...)

Riot police stand on guard as demonstrators protest against the shooting dead of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday. A witness in the case told local media that Brown had raised his arms to police to show that he was unarmed before being killed.  Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has been named as Darren Wilson.Speaking at a press conference out(...)

Riot police move to clear demonstrators from a street in Ferguson, Missouri, last night. Police  fired  tear gas to disperse protesters  on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St Louis suburb in t(...)

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