US celebrities called for boycott of Black Friday to protest a jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen in Ferguson.
Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting on Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor.
Two newly discovered witnesses of last month's fatal police shooting in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri said that the officer shot Michael Brown when the latter had his arms raised and had surrendered.
Efforts by city leaders to repair the local government's fractured relationship with its residents in the St Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer got off to a rocky start on Tuesday at the first public meeting of elected officials since Michael Brown's death.
Thousands are expected on Monday to attend the funeral of the unarmed black teen shot dead by a white policeman in Missouri, two weeks after the killing sparked riots and revived debate on race and law enforcement in America.
A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday after he voiced his contempt via Facebook of protesters condemning the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.