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Oct 13, 2014 6:54 PM

Police: Nearly 50 arrested in Ferguson protest

The Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Police say nearly 50 people have been arrested at protests in Ferguson.

Many withstood pounding rain and a tornado watch for four hours Monday to mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown's body was left in the street after he was shot by a police officer in August.

Ferguson Police spokesman Tim Zoll says 42 people were arrested at the Ferguson Police Station. Authorities say six more were arrested for blocking a street near Emerson Electric's headquarters in Ferguson.

One man was arrested during a separate ally at St. Louis City Hall. Demonstrators also rallied at an upscale shopping center, but no arrests were made there.

The protests were part of four days of protests calling for an end to police brutality and charges against the white officer who killed Brown.


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