Police fire smoke cannisters to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Missouri

by Reuters
Sunday, 17 August 2014 06:24 GMT

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug 17 (Reuters) - Police fired smoke cannisters at demonstrators remaining in the street past curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, early on Sunday, in the latest clash over the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

Police, who were equipped in riot gear and had armored cars, used a bullhorn to warn demonstrators to clear the streets. The number of protesters remaining in the street past curfew had been about 150 people, police said. (Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst and Lucas Jackson, Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

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