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Peaceful protest in 'war zone' US town

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Hundreds of people demonstrated peacefully in a Missouri town rocked by days of protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager, hours after state police were ordered to replace local forces. 

A demonstrator holds a sign along West Florissant Avenue to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 14, 2014

Police shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, triggering protests and then a police crackdown in which authorities fired tear gas and rubber bullets and arrested reporters, sparking complaints led by President Barack Obama.

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