Michael Brown: Hundreds attend new Ferguson demonstrations

Protesters stand-off against police during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri October 10, 2014No violence was reported at Friday’s protest, in contrast to earlier demonstrations

Hundreds of protesters have joined the first march of a planned weekend of demonstrations in St Louis against police shootings.

The protests were sparked by the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by police in August.

Weeks of protests and violence in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson followed Mr Brown’s shooting.

Tensions in St Louis are high after another black teenager was shot dead by a police officer on Wednesday.

Police in riot gear used pepper spray to try to dispel protesters angry at the shooting of Vonderrit D Myers, 18.

Police said Myers shot at an officer, but the victim’s parents say he was unarmed and racially profiled. Continue reading