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Thirty arrested in Ferguson unrest

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Date

19-08-2014 10:58 PM

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ABC1

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ABC1

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19-08-2014 10:58 PM

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19-08-2014 11:48 PM

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2014-08-19 22:58:57

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510893

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Reporter

CANNANE, Steve

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OBAMA, Barack

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STEVE CANNANE, PRESENTER: More than 30 people have been arrested during another night of unrest in the US town of Ferguson, Missouri.

Authorities are struggling to control the demonstrations sparked by the fatal shooting of an 18 year old black man by a police officer 10 days ago.

The National Guard has been called in to help but there are fears it may only inflame the situation. The incident has also raised concerns about what many see as the increasing militarisation of local law enforcement agencies.

BARACK OBAMA, US PRESIDENT: I think it's probably useful for us to review how the funding has gone, how local law enforcement has used grant dollars to make sure that what they're purchasing is stuff that they actually need.

Because, you know, there is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement and we don't want those lines blurred.

STEVE CANNANE: The president says he has spoken to Missouri's governor about the importance of only using the National Guard in a limited and appropriate way.