2014-08-14T174520Z_1_LYNXMPEA7D0TA_RTROPTP_2_USA-OBAMA

Obama says time for healing, transparency in Missouri shooting

U.S. President Obama speaks about Iraq and also the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri on Martha's VineyardBy Jeff Mason and Daniel Lovering EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called for peace on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer and urged authorities to be transparent in their investigation. Now is the time for peace and calm on the streets of Ferguson,” Obama told reporters on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is vacationing with his family. “Now is the time for an open and transparent process to see that justice is done.” Protesters have gathered every night in Ferguson, the mostly black suburb of St. Louis, since Michael Brown was fatally shot on Saturday during what authorities said was a struggle over a gun in a police car. “We lost a young man, Michael Brown, in heart-breaking and tragic circumstances.

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