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35 arrested in clash at a Ferguson protest

Police arrested 35 demonstrators on Wednesday as they were protesting at an Interstate 70 interchange to demand a special prosecutor to investigate the Aug. 9 killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The arrests came after a group of protesters threw rocks and bottles at police, disrupting what had been a peaceful demonstration. The protesters had tried unsuccessfully to block the highway near where Brown was shot. Read more at Reuters.