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Ferguson protests lure many from across the U.S.
Ferguson protests lure many from across the U.S.

Illai Kenney, a telecommunications student in Washington, found herself mesmerized by the constant stream of images flooding into her Twitter feed of protests underway in the small town of Ferguson, half a continent away. Pictures of women whose eyes were swollen from tear gas. A mother's anguished weeping. Hundreds of citizens marching through the streets, their hands held aloft in defiance of a police force that had killed an unarmed young black man. She knew one thing: She had to be there. Kenney quickly packed a bag, got in a car with friends and drove 1,300 miles west along Interstate 70 to Ferguson. "This is a movement. To see why these people — my people...

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