Ferguson demonstrators set fire to American flag outside police department in another restless night of protests

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Protesters in Ferguson have set an American flag ablaze in another night of protests over the shooting of teenager Michael Brown and the clearing of the officer who killed him.

A group of youths crowded round outside the Ferguson Police Department’s headquarters as one of their number held the burning flag above a drain grate.

It came amid continuing discontent in the Missouri town after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, 18, on August 9 this year.

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