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Ferguson protesters outside US Embassy in London

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the US Embassy in London to voice their disgust at a grand jury decision not to prosecute the police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager dead in the US.

Michael Brown was killed by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, who will now face no criminal charges.

Protesters had placards and chanted during the protest Credit: PA

More than 1,000 demonstrators chanted "jail racist cops" and "killer police off our streets", holding placards reading “Black lives matter”.

The aunt of Mark Duggan, the black teen shot and killed by police in London, sparking nationwide riots, was also there.

Demonstrators chanted and waved placards Credit: PA
Hundreds turned out to show 'solidarity with Ferguson' Credit: PA

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Michael Brown's mother: Officer's comments 'insulting'

The mother of US teen Michael Brown says comments made by the police officer who killed her son have added "insult after injury".

Lesley McSpadden, Brown's mother, told NBC's Today show that officer Darren Wilson had been "disrespectful" by saying that her son looked like a "demon" before the shooting.

Brown's father, Michael Brown Snr, said Wilson's account of the incident was "crazy".

"Who in their right mind would rush or charge at a police officer that has his gun drawn?" he asked.

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New York protesters clash with police at Brown rally

Protesters have clashed with police at a rally in New York, as demonstrations against the decision not to charge a police officer who killed a black teenager continue across the US.

Dozens of demonstrators are seen clashing with police in Times Square. Credit: Reuters
The decision not to charge Darren Wilson has triggered protests across the US. Credit: Reuters
A protester and police officer scuffle during demonstrations. Credit: Reuters
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