New Ferguson video casting doubt on ‘robbery’ sparks protests

A newly disclosed surveillance video from the hours before a black man’s death in Ferguson at the hands of police has triggered fresh protests.

BBC reprts that a filmmaker has released the footage which he says shows Michael Brown did not rob a shop, as police claimed, but instead exchanged marijuana for cigars.

He says it contradicts video released by police showing Brown threatening the shopkeeper as he walks out with cigars.

The 18-year-old was moments later shot dead by a police officer.

However, the convenience store maintains it was a robbery.

Policeman Darren Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by investigators but the teenager’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, led to violent protests and a national debate about lethal police force against African Americans.

On Sunday night, 100 people gathered outside the shop after news emerged of the new video.

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