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Protesters gather outside Ferguson Police Department on anniversary of Michael Brown's death

August 10, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Protesters demonstrated outside the Ferguson Police Department on Sunday night to mark the 6th anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown.

(CNN)Protesters demonstrated outside the Ferguson Police Department on Sunday night to mark the 6th anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown.

Ferguson Police said over 100 people gathered at the department, and police ultimately arrested four protesters for failure to disperse.

Brown, an unarmed Black 18-year-old, was shot and killed in the street in 2014 by a White police officer, who said he shot in self-defense.

Brown's death set off protests in Ferguson and across the country as Black citizens called for an end to police violence and racism, and led to violent confrontations with heavily armed police.

Also on Sunday, protests continued in Portland, Oregon, and in Chicago, large groups of people gathered after police shot at a suspect they said had fired at officers.

Later in the evening, officers wearing helmets and holding shields stood in lines in the parking lot facing the crowds of protesters at the police department, according to video shot by affiliate KMOV.

Florissant Road to vehicle traffic to protect the protesters, the police said in a press release.

The Ferguson Police Department received assistance from some surrounding agencies to help maintain the crowd, who police said threw bottles, metal screws and wooden sticks at officers.

Some protesters ripped off letters on the building's sign and spray-painted a sign post and the road, police said.

Handheld pepper spray was used to disperse the crowd, police said.

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