Arrests in protest over police shooting of black teen

A demonstrator yells at police officers during a protest outside the Mobil On-The-Run gas and convenience store in Berkeley, Missouri on December 24, 2014Between six and eight protesters were arrested in Berkeley, Missouri, on Wednesday following the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer, US news reports said. KMOV television in St. Louis said the demonstrators were taken into custody after they blocked part of a busy roadway in a “die-in” protest against a string of shootings of black people in the United States by white police officers. The St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper said about 75 people staged a second protest over police killings late Wednesday, as churchgoers quietly filed into the city’s cathedral for a midnight Christmas mass. Wednesday’s protest occurred nearly 24 hours after teenager Antonio Martin was killed by a police officer at a Berkeley gas station.

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