Ferguson Marchers Commemorate Police Shooting of Michael Brown

Several hundred people commemorating the police shooting last year of an unarmed black teenager marched Saturday in Ferguson, Missouri, as civil rights activists and religious leaders converged on the largely African-American town to mark the anniversary.

The marchers were led by the father and family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old whose August 9, 2014, death sparked protests and rioting in the days that followed, and then months later when a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who shot him after an altercation.

Brown's death also sparked protests in a host of American cities as several other police killings of unarmed black males drew international attention to long-simmering tensions between police departments and the communities they are designed to protect. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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