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Ferguson to be under curfew for the second night

The US Attorney General has asked for a second autopsy on the body of Michael Brown.
Aug 17th 2014, 7:58 PM 15,431 112

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THE RIOT-HIT US town of Ferguson, Missouri, will have a curfew in place again tonight, it has been announced.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the curfew would run from midnight to 5:00 am (0500 to 1000 GMT) in the St. Louis suburb, as it had the night before.

Further details were expected at a public briefing later today.

Last night’s curfew ended with seven arrests and a shooting – not by police- after officers used tear gas and armoured vehicles to disperse protesters.

Police Shooting Missouri People defy a curfew before smoke and tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Protests have been ongoing since 9 August, when unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot by a police officer.

Crowds chanted “hands up! Don’t shoot” as the marched through the St Louis suburb last night.

Governor Jay Nixon had declared a state of emergency and a curfew after rioting and looting reignited on Friday after police named the responsible officer as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force.

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked federal authorities to have a federal medical examiner perform a second autopsy on Brown as soon as possible because of “extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family,”.

Read: Police fire smoke and tear gas at defiant Ferguson protesters

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