New York: Ferguson town in the US state of Missouri celebrated the Thanksgiving Day after calm was restored as violence followed the decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager to death.
Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, has been trying to regain normalcy after the violent protests Monday and Tuesday that resulted in more than 120 arrests and substantial material damage.
A number of residents Thursday interrupted their Thanksgiving celebrations to come to Canfield Drive, where an improvised monument of flowers and stuffed animals has been set up to memorialise 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Protests against the grand jury decision not to indict policeman Darren Wilson in Brown`s killing continued Wednesday night in Los Angeles with cases of violence and arrests of several dozen people.
The protests spread to 170 cities across the US.
Wilson, a 28-year-old police officer, shot Brown Aug 9 claiming that the youth was belligerent and attacked him, saying he felt his life was in danger.
In an interview this week, Wilson said he shot Brown in self-defence and that he had a clear conscience, whereas several eyewitness accounts describe the incident as the cold-blooded murder.