Residents and activists took to the streets at the weekend in Missouri, to protest another killing of a black teenager by a police officer. A 32-year-old white St. Louis police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. after the officer, who was off-duty and working for a private security company, saw Myers and two friends running and pursued them, according to a statement issued by the St. Louis police department.
A protester marches through the streets during a demonstration in Clayton, Missouri, in the wake of the fatal shooting of a black teenager, 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr., by an off-duty white St. Louis police officer working for a private security firm on October 8, in what police described as a firefight. Relatives of Myers said he did not have a gun, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The incident follows the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014 of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Lesley McSpadden (centre), the mother of dead teenager Michael Brown, marches during a rally in Ferguson, Missouri. Civil rights organisations and protest groups have invited people from around the country to join vigils and marches from Friday to Monday over the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown.
Jackie Williams, uncle of Vonderrit Myers Jr., (second-right) joins hands in a prayer before a vigil at the Shaw Market in St Louis, Missouri.
Protesters demonstrate after blocking an intersection after a vigil in St. Louis, Missouri.
Demonstrator Bassem Masri confronts a St Louis Metropolitan Police officer, during protests following an incident in which a white off-duty policeman shot and killed a black teenager.
A woman wipes away tears during a candlelight vigil.
Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.
Protesters participate in a sit-in during a rally for Michael Brown outside the police department in Ferguson, Missouri.