Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Follow Us on

#NoMasBloqueo #SolidaridadVsBloqueo

U.S. National Guard Leaves Ferguson; Michael Brown’s Funeral Set for Monday

St. Louis, August 22 (RHC)-- In the U.S. state of Missouri, Governor Jay Nixon has ordered the National Guard to leave Ferguson, as peaceful protests continue over the police killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown.  Brown’s funeral is scheduled for Monday and is expected to draw a huge crowd. 
 
On Thursday, Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was threatened with arrest as she sought to deliver a 70,000-signature petition to prosecutor Bob McCulloch calling for him to be replaced by a special prosecutor in the case.  McCulloch has extensive family ties to law enforcement; his father was a police officer killed by an African American.
 
On Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder assured residents the federal probe of the shooting will be independent.
Edited by Juan Leandro
Commentaries
MAKE A COMMENT
  • Parliament President Esteban Lazo Receives Haitian Counterpart
  • RHC's Arts Roundup
  • Foul Signals for Peace in Colombia
  • Visiting Delegation from Tampa City Council Speaks Highly of Meetings with Cuban Officials
  • RHC's Mailbag Show
  • President Raul Castro Congratulates Nicolas Maduro on PSUV´s Electoral Victory
NUMBER OF HITS/VISITORS

3838748

  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 4823
  • today: 4778
  • online: 202
  • total: 3838748