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Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media are offering lectures on human rights abuses. What started as a small-town police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man in suburban St. Louis has quickly become an international incident. As the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., stretches into a second week, scenes of cops in military-like vehicles clashing with protesters are being beamed around the world. A global audience is watching the events with shock and sympathy -- but also a sense of...

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