published Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Crowd rallies to show support for Ferguson officer

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    Jamel Easley, from the Walnut Park neighborhood in St. Louis, Mo., stands on top of a van parked at the corner of Canfield Drive and West Florissant Avenue to look at protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 17, 2014.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

ST. LOUIS — About 150 people have gathered in St. Louis to show support for a suburban officer who authorities say fatally shot an unarmed black teenager earlier this month.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported hat some demonstrators Sunday said they were protesting at a TV station because it had broadcast from in front of the officer's home. The newspaper said the station, KSDK later apologized. Others, mostly police and relatives of officers, said they wanted to make their voices heard amid what they have seen as unfair media coverage. Some carried signs denoting support for the officer or saying to wait for all the facts.

The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown has spurred a week of sometimes-violent protests in the suburb Ferguson.

About 15 people across the street held a counter-demonstration.

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