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Nov 30, 2014

Ferguson police officer resigned on safety concerns, lawyer says

FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) – The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death this summer in a St. Louis suburb decided to resign from the force because of threats against fellow officers after a grand jury decided not to indict him, his lawyer said on Sunday.

Darren Wilson’s resignation, announced on Saturday, came nearly four months after the officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9.

Nov 30, 2014

Ferguson police officer who killed black teen resigns from force

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb has resigned, his lawyer said on Saturday, as activists set out on a 120-mile march to protest the killing and a grand jury’s decision not to indict him.

The resignation of Darren Wilson from the Ferguson, Missouri, police force comes nearly four months after he killed 18-year-old Michael Brown and days after the announcement that he would not face criminal charges.

Nov 29, 2014

Ferguson demonstrators to march 120 miles to Missouri state capital

FERGUSON, Missouri (Reuters) – Activists gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday to begin a 120-mile march to the state capital Jefferson City to protest the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer, a case that has rekindled a national debate over U.S. race relations.

About 100 people were expected to take part in the seven-day march organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), with more joining segments of the long walk, NAACP staff member Jamiah Adams told Reuters.

Nov 29, 2014

St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned against some retailers around the country.

After a mostly quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again on Friday to decry Monday’s decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb.

Nov 28, 2014

Ferguson police block clean-up brigade from entering damaged area

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By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 28(Reuters) – A group of people in
Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday attempted to enter a main
thoroughfare of the St. Louis suburb to clean up stores damaged
in this week’s racially charged rioting but a line of police
blocked them from entering the area.

West Florissant Avenue is home to a Walgreen Co store and
other businesses that were looted or burned on Monday after a
decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in
the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in August.

Nov 28, 2014

Ferguson protesters plan to clean up damaged store guarded by police

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 28(Reuters) – Protesters in the St. Louis
suburb of Ferguson on Friday planned to clean up a drugstore
damaged in this week’s racially charged rioting but a line of
police and National Guard troops blocked the entrance.

The Walgreen Co. store was one of several buildings that
were looted or burned on Monday after a decision by a grand jury
not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an
unarmed black teenager in August.

Nov 28, 2014

Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson

By Edward McAllister and Daniel Wallis

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

Kicking off their latest strategy inside a Walmart in another nearby suburb of St. Louis, about 75 demonstrators protested peacefully, chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot!”, bemusing bargain-hunters pushing their brimming shopping carts.

Nov 28, 2014

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle across U.S.

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.

Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors.

Nov 28, 2014

Calm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other U.S. cities

By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.

Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. In California, about 500 people were arrested in rallies on Tuesday and Wednesday that shut highways in major cities.

Nov 27, 2014

Protests and fundraising party rub shoulders in Ferguson, Missouri

By Daniel Wallis and Emily Flitter

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – After days dealing with racially charged unrest roiling his community, the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, turned to a more relaxing challenge: a “rock ‘em, sock ‘em” table boxing tournament for charity.

Just three blocks from where a dozen protesters stood in the snow outside a police station, demanding the arrest of a white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August, the scene at Marley’s bar on Wednesday night could hardly have been more different.

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      "Daniel used to work for The Times newspaper and PA News agency in London before joining Reuters in 2003. Since then he has reported on political, general and economic news from across east Africa, Iraq and Latin America."
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