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Curfew lifted in unrest-thorn U.S. town

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCurfew has been lifted in the U.S. town of Ferguson that has seen 10 days of violent unrest. The protests begun after on August 9 a white policeman shot dead an unarmed black teenager, who was suspected of committing a robbery.

On August 18, security forces were deployed to the town in the latest attempt by authorities to end the looting and burning of stores that has accompanied protests since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Reuters reports that on August 18 the first few hours of evening protests were relatively peaceful, with police on the street mostly leaving aside riot gear they had worn on other nights. Protesters held a march through downtown Ferguson, pounding drums and chanting «the whole damn system is guilty as hell.»

However, there were arrests of protesters and one tense standoff when scores of well-armed police wearing gas masks. Also armoured vehicles used noise cannons to disperse a crowd.

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  1. mike walsh says:

    With over 1,000 military bases scattered around the world, fired-up by an arms industry 10 times that of Russia’s, something like this is music to my ears. When Rome burnt the legions were recalled or disbanded, scattered. The US is certainly no Rome, in truth, its hegemony lasted no longer than did that of the reviled USSR, but the same outcome nevertheless.

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