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Protests continue in wake of MO teen's shooting

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Civil rights leaders are calling for calm in the St. Louis suburb, while family and friends of 18-year-old Michael Brown call for answers. (Source: KTVI/KPLR/CNN) Civil rights leaders are calling for calm in the St. Louis suburb, while family and friends of 18-year-old Michael Brown call for answers. (Source: KTVI/KPLR/CNN)

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI/KPLR/KSDK/CNN) - The protests continued days after a teenager was shot and killed by a police officer.

Civil rights leaders were calling for calm in the St. Louis suburb, while family and friends of 18-year-old Michael Brown called for answers.

Once again Tuesday night, those protesters were seeking justice for the teenager shot and killed by police on Saturday.

“They've got to bury a boy whose dreams, whose hopes, whose everything they may not have made, they could make through him,” Rev. Al Sharpton said.

Sharpton joined the parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown and others at one community forum, but the major questions remained unanswered.

Eyewitnesses continued to counter the story of police, who say Brown tried to take an officer's gun.

“The weapon was already drawn on us, so we were more trying to get away out of the angle or aim of the weapon besides going towards the weapon because it was drawn at us already,” Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown’s said.

Another point of contention was that police have not released the name of the officer who pulled the trigger.

Ferguson's police chief said that's for the officer's safety. Speaking at a meeting on Tuesday, he addressed the community's frustrations: “I want what you want. I want the truth, and I want justice, and I want to have it as soon as possible,” Thomas Jackson said.

President Obama issued a statement with condolences to the Brown family and also calling for calm in Ferguson. The FBI and federal civil rights investigators remained on the case.

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