Racial Tensions Rise as Vigil for Dead Black Teen Turns into Violent Protest

By Julissa Catalan

Racial tensions erupted in a predominantly Black St. Louis suburb when a peaceful vigil quickly turned violent, with shots fired and widespread looting.

On Saturday night, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer. The teenager was reportedly unarmed and standing only 35 feet away from the officer, who shot him multiple times from his police car.

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