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Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson resigns

Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, his attorney said, according to Associated Press.

The news agency reported the decision, which comes nearly four months after the fatal confrontation with the black 18-year-old that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

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'Journey for Justice' peace march sets off in Ferguson

Over a hundred protesters in Ferguson, angry at the decision not to indict Darren Wilson for killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, have started a week-long peace march to Jefferson City.

Supporters of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) stand outside the burned remains of a building in Ferguson. Credit: Reuters

The 135-mile march is being organised by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People in an attempt to bring peaceful visibility on the need for reform in the justice system.

The 'Journey for Justice' peace march beginning in Ferguson. Credit: Reuters

NAACP president Cornell William Brooks told the St Louis Post:

What we’re endeavoring to do is seek justice for a grieving family and systemic change and reforms at the municipal, state and federal levels.

– Cornell William Brooks

Participants will walk more than 20 miles during the day and start at churches at night.

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