8 Korean Shops Suffer Damage In Ferguson Riots
At least two Korean-run shops were gutted and about six others suffered
property damage in violent demonstrations ongoing in the US town of Ferguson,Missouri.
A former Korean community leader in St. Louis, Lee Kye-song,
said a hair salon supplies store and a mobile phone shop were
completely burned. The two shops were located next to each other
along a street leading to the Ferguson police station.
Five or six other Korean-run shops were said to be either looted or
partly burned. Meanwhile, the protests sparked by the Ferguson case have now
spread internationally. In the UK on Wednesday,
about a thousand Britons protested outside the
United States embassy in London in sympathy with demonstrations across the
US over the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer.
Following the vigil at the embassy,
hundreds of protesters marched to the central London shopping district of
Oxford Street, where they stopped traffic.