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Hundreds gather outside police station in Ferguson

2 years 9 months 4 days ago Friday, March 13 2015 Mar 13, 2015 March 13, 2015 12:56 AM March 13, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

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Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers
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By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
Associated Press

FERGUSON, MO - Protesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers in front of the city's police department heightened tensions in the St. Louis suburb.

Dozens gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday night. They prayed for the officers and for peace as the city moves forward in the wake of a Justice Department report alleging racial bias in its law-enforcement practices.

A larger crowd gathered later outside the police department. The scene was calmer than the previous night, when fights broke out before the shootings.

Some called for the resignation of Ferguson's mayor and some for the disbanding of the police department. Others were there to remember Michael Brown, whose shooting death by a Ferguson police officer in August made the city a national focal point.

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