- Associated Press - Thursday, August 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Nearly 200 people marched to the Providence police department to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

The marchers copied protesters in Ferguson and chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot” during the rally on Wednesday. They also shouted, “No justice, no peace, no racist police.”

The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 has sparked protests and violence in the St. Louis suburb.

The protesters in Providence say they were calling into question police actions not only in Ferguson, but nationwide.

The crowd marched from the Providence Place mall to the city’s public safety headquarters, where they entered the lobby and accused police of being racist. Police took no action, saying the protesters were exercising their free speech rights.



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