Ferguson gathers in prayer, protest as police manhunt continues

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As a manhunt for those responsible for the overnight shooting of two police officers in Ferguson continues, activists gathered Thursday evening for a prayer vigil and continued demonstrations at the Ferguson Police Department

A large crowd, many holding candles, gathered near police headquarters for the vigil. While participants condemned the shooting of the two officers, they also called for justice for the multiple unarmed black men who had been fatally shot by police in recent months, including Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice

“For over 200 days we’ve cried out for justice and we got none, for 200 days we cried out for peace and we received little,” Pastor Robert White of Peace of Mind Church in St. Louis told the crowd, which was speckled with news cameras. “We don’t want a system, we want sensibility.” Read more…

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