Dozens in Phoenix protest Missouri shooting

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 16, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 19 at 12:18 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- Protesters gathered in sweltering heat in Phoenix to decry the shooting death of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri.

Approximately 75 demonstrators stood in a shaded spot outside Phoenix City Hall on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.

A majority of the protesters wore red T-shirts to symbolize the color of blood.

The rally appeared relatively peaceful as demonstrators took turns speaking about police brutality and racial profiling.

Five plainclothes officers from the Phoenix police's community response squad were also present.

Protests have been taking place in several cities across the country since the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was walking in a street.

Brown, who was black, was shot by a white police officer.

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