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'Something is wrong in America', says veteran civil rights campaigner

  • Speaking at the funeral of black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot dead by the police, Rev Al Sharpton, a veteran civil rights activist, said “something is wrong in America.”

    He, however, criticized the rioting that took place in the aftermath of his death, stressing that Brown “does not want to be remembered for a riot.”

    Rev Al Sharpton also spoke out against the militarization of the police in the United States.

     

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