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Ferguson protests and riots spread across US

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By Euronews
Ferguson protests and riots spread across US

<p>Outrage has intensified across the US as protests, sparked by a grand jury decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager, spread to 170 cities in 37 states. </p> <p>In Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Brown, 2,000 national guard troops were deployed to protect homes and businesses from rioting and looting. </p> <p>The suburb of St Louis has a predominately black population and a white-dominated police force.</p> <p>The grand jury’s decision has sparked racially charged protests.</p> <p>The outrage on the streets now is more intense than the unrest that erupted in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.</p> <p>Police made 44 arrests and say protesters fired guns and hurled bricks at at them. Several police cars were set alight.</p>