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35 arrested in anti-police brutality demo


Police in the US have arrested several protesters who were planning to block part of a highway at the St. Louis suburb over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

About 20 protesters were arrested on Wednesday ahead of their plans to block access to Interstate 70 at the St. Louis County near Ferguson where Michael Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson.

The Missouri Highway Patrol warned protesters “attempting to block an interstate highway is “unsafe and unacceptable.”

The protesters were reportedly arrested after ignoring the police warning to disperse.

The demonstrators are angry about the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, whose office is investigating the shooting.

“I want to see justice served here,” one of the protesters said.

The Ferguson City Council was set to meet Tuesday for the first time since the Aug. 9 shooting of Brown.

The incident caused racial unrest in Ferguson and other nearby suburbs in mostly black communities of north St. Louis County.

Last week, the Justice Department announced that it was launching a broad investigation into the Ferguson Police Department, looking for patterns of discrimination.

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