Rival rallies as peace returns to Ferguson

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 23, 2014Rival rallies — demanding justice for the unarmed black teenager shot two weeks ago by a white police officer, and in support of that police officer — brought people to the streets of a Missouri town Saturday. Michael Brown’s funeral, set to take place Monday, is likely to be a focal point for more demonstrations by angry protesters demanding that Darren Wilson, the policeman who pulled the trigger, face justice. There have been few signs, however, of the protests spreading broadly to other parts of the United States, though a rally took place in New York, and there were weekend “peace festivals” set for nearby St. Louis.

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