Riots erupt over shooting death of black teen

RIOTS have erupted across the US after a white police officer was cleared of any charges relating to the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson.

Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American, was shot dead after he was pulled over by policeman Darren Wilson in August while walking down the middle of the road with a friend.

Today’s ruling, clearing Wilson over Brown’s shooting death, has inflamed already simmering racial tensions.


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President Barack Obama called for calm before protesters took to the streets of Ferguson, chanting “F— the police” while riot police fired tear gas amid the chaos. 

Meanwhile more recently, racial tensions have again intensified over the weekend after the shooting of African-American 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio, who was shot by police as he played with a pellet gun in a park.

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