Police hurl tear gas at US protesters in Ferguson

Demonstrators protest against the August 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri late on August 16, 2014Police hurled tear gas and marched on protesters in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, wracked by race riots since police shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Some of the youths carried signs protesting police brutality, TV images showed. “#Ferguson very tense at command center tear gas fired search for people under way,” wrote St Louis Post-Dispatch reporter David Carson on Twitter. #Ferguson,” wrote Antonio French, a local politician who has been working for days to calm the crowds.

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