People are seen as police start to fire tear gas at a demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown
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Missouri riots: Clashes after protesters defy curfew

Police have fired multiple smoke canisters into a crowd of protesters in a St Louis suburb, where a black teenager was shot dead by a white officer last week.

Hundreds of other demonstrators left peacefully before a midnight curfew took effect.

But remaining protesters - chanting "no justice, no curfew" - refused to leave the area.

Corporal Juston Wheetley from the Missouri State Highway Patrol told the BBC: "We have no problem with them coming out and expressing their feelings... but we have to do it in a lawful manner."

  • 17 Aug 2014
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