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Civil rights leaders at odds as Ferguson protests grow

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2014
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Protests against police treatment of black people have laid bare growing tensions between long-standing civil rights groups that have battled discrimination for decades and new groups of leaders who want an edgier approach.

Activists who spurred demonstrations across the country after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man in Ferguson, Mo., now demand a prominent voice in a national conversation about race, challenging the primacy of established civil rights organizations such as Al Sharpton's Nat

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