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Sharpton to lead rally with dead teen's family

August 16, 2014
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton will head back to Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend to march with the family of a teenager shot to death by police.

The activist preacher told members of his National Action Network on Saturday that authorities in Ferguson "smeared" Michael Brown by releasing what they said was a video of Brown robbing a convenience store.

Police and about 200 protesters clashed in the St. Louis suburb late Friday after another tense day that began with authorities identifying the officer who fatally shot the 18-year-old Brown as 28-year-old Darren Wilson.

Brown's death had previously ignited four days of protests.

Sharpton plans to broadcast his radio show live from St. Louis on Sunday. Then he plans to attend a rally with members of Brown's family.



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