Troops exit, orderly protests unfold in US town

A girl holds a sign as she protests the shooting of Michael Brown August 21, 2014 in Ferguson, MissouriProtests unfolded peacefully in a Missouri town, and National Guard troops withdrew, 12 days after the fatal police shooting of a black teenager that led to racially-charged unrest. No serious incidents were reported as several hundred demonstrators defied stifling heat and humidity in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson to demand justice for 18-year-old, college-bound student Michael Brown. “Until we get justice, people are going to continue to march for Mike Brown, and that’s just how it should be,” said Stephanie Taylor, 28, a nursing assistant who has been coming out almost nightly. On the residential street when white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown at least six times in broad daylight on August 9, hundreds of red roses were carefully arranged in a row.

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