Facts about racial unrest in the United States

  • by: JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 22, 2014 - 12:20 PM

WASHINGTON — The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale riots in multiple U.S. cities, most of them triggered by perceived racial injustice, or an incident involving police, in already tense communities.

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