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Black teenager death: Obama appeals for calm

  • Barack Obama, the US president, has urged calm after the killing of black teenager Michael Brown by police provoked violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

    “Remember this young man through reflection and understanding,” the president said, describing Brown’s death as heartbreaking.

    While police have claimed that Brown was repeatedly shot following a struggle in a police vehicle, witnesses say Brown was unarmed and with his arms raised when he was shot. The name of the officer, who shot the black youngster has not yet been revealed.

     

     

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