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St. Louis suburb smolders after racially charged riots

Clashes erupt in the US city of Ferguson after grand jury decides a white officer who killed an unarmed black teenager won't face charge.

About a dozen buildings in suburban Ferguson, Missouri, burned overnight and police fired tear gas and flash-bang canisters at protesters, said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. Sixty-one people were arrested, police said.

The rioting came despite calls for calm from officials ranging from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to President Barack Obama. Activist leaders had spent weeks training protesters in non-violent civil disobedience techniques and police also had been through conflict de-escalation training, although tempers flared after crowds threw bricks and police and set patrol cars on fire following the grand jury's decision.

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