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‘No longer peaceful assembly’: Ferguson SWAT fire tear gas, rubber bullets

Police officers keep watch while demonstrators (not pictured) protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 12, 2014. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
Police officers keep watch while demonstrators (not pictured) protest the death of black teenager Michael Brown…

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‘Your right to demonstrate is not being denied’: Ferguson protesters at SWAT gunpoint
An overwhelming group of SWAT forces in riot gear have descended on protesters who gathered once again in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday. Meanwhile, two journalists covering the standoff were briefly detained.
Following the death of 18-year-old Ferguson teenager Michael Brown – he was shot by a police officer last weekend despite being unarmed – residents in the area have continued to put on public demonstrations against the police, who they believe acted with excessive and unnecessary force.

When they gathered again on Wednesday, they found themselves facing down dozens of SWAT team officers, who showed up to a reportedly peaceful protest fully armed and pointed their guns towards the crowd.

rtamerica:

‘Your right to demonstrate is not being denied’: Ferguson protesters at SWAT gunpoint

An overwhelming group of SWAT forces in riot gear have descended on protesters who gathered once again in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday. Meanwhile, two journalists covering the standoff were briefly detained.

Following the death of 18-year-old Ferguson teenager Michael Brown – he was shot by a police officer last weekend despite being unarmed – residents in the area have continued to put on public demonstrations against the police, who they believe acted with excessive and unnecessary force.

When they gathered again on Wednesday, they found themselves facing down dozens of SWAT team officers, who showed up to a reportedly peaceful protest fully armed and pointed their guns towards the crowd.