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Man shot and hospitalised after violence mars Ferguson anniversary protests

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By Euronews
Man shot and hospitalised after violence mars Ferguson anniversary protests

<p>A young man was shot by police during protests to mark the first anniversary of the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, officials said on Monday.</p> <p>Demonstrators took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, late on Sunday to honour the 18-year-old’s memory.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Still in Ferguson, cops looking for shell casings on West Ferguson, three arrests and now smoke or tear gas at Reds <a href="http://t.co/dFAN3wyLGp">pic.twitter.com/dFAN3wyLGp</a></p>— David Carson (@PDPJ) <a href="https://twitter.com/PDPJ/status/630635855149989888">10 Août 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>But tensions flared after officers exchanged gunfire with one man; he is now in hospital in a critical condition.</p> <p>His name has not been released by police, <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/person-shot-during-protests-late-sunday-in-ferguson/article_baaf86fd-2de0-53a7-b840-1941159aa5c7.html">but a local newspaper named him as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris</a>.</p> <p>Photos and videos reportedly from the scene and distributed on social media show a bloodied man being handcuffed on the ground.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="fr"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Hella gun fire <a href="http://t.co/pAg4D6R2az">pic.twitter.com/pAg4D6R2az</a></p>— Search4Swag (@search4swag) <a href="https://twitter.com/search4swag/status/630594177118539776">10 Août 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>A St. Louis County police officer looks at a black man who has been loaded into an ambulance after a police officer-involved shooting in Ferguson. Reuters/ Rick Wilking </p> <img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/311526/606x341_2015-08-10-FERGUSON-ANNIVERSARY-ambulance.jpg"> <p>Michael Brown’s killing rocked the United States last year, shining a spotlight on racial relations across the country and sparking months of protests.</p> <p>He was shot dead by white police officer Darren Wilson after a heated argument; Wilson was never charged and has since retired from St Louis Police Department.</p> <p>Brown’s death and a grand jury’s decision not indict Wilson prompted a social media campaign with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter that gained momentum in other US cities</p> <p><a href="http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_police_department_report.pdf">A US Justice Department report in March</a> accused the local Ferguson force illegal and discriminatory enforcement actions against African-Americans.</p>