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Ferguson shows US police 'over-militarised'

Rights groups slam use of heavily armed officers to contain protests over police killing of teenager in Missouri suburb.

Last updated: 20 Aug 2014 20:27
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The sight of heavily armed officers and troops called in to contain protests, which erupted more than a week after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, have been criticised by civil-rights organisations.

Michael Brown was shot in the Missouri suburb of Ferguson earlier this month.

Activists say police forces in the US are over-militarised and are violating the basic right of being able to protest peacefully.

Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Ferguson.

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