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Ferguson protest leader found shot dead in burning car

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>> Missouri police investigating the death of 29-year-old Darren Seals, the man who lead many of the Ferguson protests after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. The activist was found shot inside a burning car in a parking lot five miles east of Ferguson. Reuters correspondent Laila Kearney is covering the investigation.
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>> The reason why his death is significant is because he was seen as a leader of the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri protests. Which were seen as helping to launch the Black Lives Matter movement. In one of his final tweets just several hours before he was found dead, he spoke about the Colin Kaeperick kneeling instead of standing for the National Anthem, and expressed his support for the NFL player.
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>> St. Louis County Police said they were first called to investigate a burning vehicle, but then discovered the gruesome remains.>> Police are not saying much, they, this morning, told me that there are no witnesses to the death and there's no suspects and there's no ideas about a motive yet.
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After the fire was extinguished they found a victim who had died, apparently of a single gunshot wound and that person was later identified as Darren Seals.>> The 2014 shooting of Brown and the subsequent protest lead to a federal investigation into the Ferguson Police, which later found patterns of racial discrimination.
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