On anniversary of Ferguson shooting, demonstrator injured during clashes

The violence came at the end of a day of somber remembrance to mark the anniversary of the shooting of black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer

hidden August 10, 2015 11:26:58 IST
On anniversary of Ferguson shooting, demonstrator injured during clashes

Ferguson (US): At least one demonstrator has been injured as several shots were fired during clashes in the US city of Ferguson.

An AFP journalist heard about two dozen shots ring out and saw one bloodied protester lying on the ground late yesterday.

On anniversary of Ferguson shooting demonstrator injured during clashes

A protester in Ferguson on Sunday. AP image

The St Louis County police department tweeted that "multiple shots" had been fired, and local media reported that one person had been taken to hospital.

The violence came at the end of a day of somber remembrance to mark the anniversary of the shooting of black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer in a case that triggered violent unrest.

Demonstrations had been peaceful all day but a rowdy group of protesters later looted at least one store and faced off against police officers clad in riot gear.

AFP

 

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