Michael Brown and the Ferguson Protests


Michael Brown. PHOTO: Facebook
Michael Brown. PHOTO: Facebook

On August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, MO, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Police say he was trying to get the weapon out of the officer’s hand, but witnesses say that he had his hands up in the air. Ferguson community members organized large protests on the street since the shooting. They criticized police for using too much force, including tear gas and rubber bullets, to stop the protests.

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