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Michael Brown supporters question if alleged robbery video was photoshopped

The death surrounding unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police offer has the attention of the entire country. As news trickles out, many are questioning the validity of what is released by the police, including a video that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a local convenience store.

Demonstrators, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, flee as police shoot tear gas into the crowd of several hundred after someone reportedly threw a bottle at the line of police on August 13, 2014
Demonstrators, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, flee as police shoot tear gas into the crowd of several hundred after someone reportedly threw a bottle at the line of police on August 13, 2014
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On Friday afternoon, a video was released by the local police department that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a convenience store and pushing the store clerk into a rack of potato chips on his way out. Police say that the video is important because it lines up with the story that the police officer who shot Brown was responding to a call involving a robbery in the area. On CNN Friday afternoon, anchor and corespondent Don Lemon was out in the street to talk to Michael Brown supporters. The supporters were visibly upset and questioned whether the images and video of Brown in the store was even him, wondering if it was photoshopped by the police.

"We don't know who that fellow is in the video, because clearly that doesn't look like the teenager Mike Brown." said one Brown supporter. "Mike Brown was laid on the ground for 3 or 4 hours, uncovered. We clearly see those aren't the same clothes he was wearing. That is incorrect and that's false information" she continued.

Another woman chimed in, stating that "I believe that it took so long for them to do that because they photoshopped that." Lemon asked the crowd if they were that untrustworthy of the police. The entire crowd shouted "yes."

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has stated he released the video after massive pressure and requests and has started that he has "nothing else to give" you. On Monday night, protests occurred around the country, including in Ferguson itself where police fired tear gas at protesters, made 15 different arrests and detained two journalists from the Washington Post and Huffington Post.