Protests across US intensify over death of Black Teenager

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New York, Washington, Nov 26: The protests intensified across the United States over the decision not to charge a policeman who shot a black teenager in Missouri, putting pressure on Barack Obama to recommend reforms in Law to do justice with the victim. The agitations turned Racial War "Black vs White"

According to BBC, the demonstrations in New York were mostly peaceful, but the violence broke out in Oakland, California. There was some unrest in Ferguson itself, with police making 44 arrests, but the town did not see rioting on the scale of Monday night. Oakland in the San Francisco Bay area saw some of the worst unrest on Tuesday night. A T-Mobile store was among businesses attacked by rioters in Oakland. At one point a fire was set by protesters burnt across four lanes of Oakland's Telegraph Avenue. The Protesters in Seattle blocked traffic.

St Louis County police chief Jon Belmar said Tuesday had been "generally a much better night" in Ferguson, a town of 21,000 people.

Tear gas was fired just once, he said, when rioters smashed windows at the Ferguson town hall. There was only one report of shooting, he added, when a car was set alight.

Some 2,200 National Guard soldiers were deployed to assist police in keeping order in and around the town.

Protests were reported in 12 cities: St Louis itself as well as Seattle, Albuquerque, New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Oakland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Portland, Chicago and Boston.

In Oakland, in the San Francisco Bay area, rioters vandalised police cars and attacked businesses in the centre during a second night of unrest in the port city of 406,000 people.

On Monday night, 43 arrests were made in Oakland as police struggled to control a crowd of some 2,000 people.

Long-standing grievances about Oakland's police department are believed in part to be fuelling the protests there.

The police officer, who killed Michael Brown, the victim, said that he had a clean conscience.

Darren Wilson, who shot the 18-year-old on 9 August, told ABC News that in the struggle which preceded the shooting, he had felt "like a five-year-old holding on to (US wrestler) Hulk Hogan".

Many in Ferguson's predominantly African-American community had called for the officer to be charged with murder, but the grand jury's decision means the police officer will not face state criminal charges over the shooting.

Lawyers for Mr Brown's family denounced the grand jury's decision as "unfair" while condemning the violence that followed the decision.

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