Parents of US teenager Michael Brown reject police apology

The parents of the unarmed black teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson in the US have rejected an apology by the city's top cop.

Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said Darren Wilson, the white officer who fired the gun, should instead be arrested.

The 18-year-old's death sparked days of widespread rioting.

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Gunfire erupts as protesters flee in Ferguson

Shots were fired and police shouted through bullhorns for protesters to disperse, witnesses said, as chaos erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been racked by protests since an unarmed black teenager was shot by police last week.

Hundreds of protesters fled to safety after authorities fired canisters of smoke to disperse them hours ahead of a planned midnight curfew.

A protester picks up a gas canister to throw back towards the police Credit: Reuters
Protesters react to the effects of tear gas which was fired at demonstrators Credit: Reuters
Tear gas rises from the ground after having been fired upon protesters Credit: Reuters

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