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FERGUSON, Mo. — Summer heat beat down upon the protest strip Thursday, but the tension seemed to be cooling.

Marchers were sparse on a hot Thursday night along West Florissant Avenue, scene of nightly protests — often tense and sometimes violent — since Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. The shooting scene, a street in the Canfield Green apartments, is just off West Florissant, and a three-block stretch of that suburban commercial route has been the place of turmoil.

The relative quiet of Thursday continued a trend since Monday night, the last time police officers in riot gear fired tear gas into unruly mobs.

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