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Rev. Jackson joins protest after Missouri shooting

Created: 08/15/2014 6:52 PM
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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has joined protesters marching in the streets of a St. Louis suburb following the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer.

Jackson linked arms with other protesters Friday evening as they walked through the streets to the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot last Saturday while walking in a street. The prominent civil rights activist bent over in front of a memorial cross and candles and let out a deep sigh.

He led the protesters in prayer and urged them to "turn pain into power" while fighting back non-violently without self-destructing.

Police and protesters clashed violently for four nights following the shooting but have remained peaceful since the state Highway Patrol took over security Thursday and pulled back armored vehicles.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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