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Two New York police officers were shot dead in Brooklyn on Saturday, officials said, in what local media called an apparent ambush. The shootings came amid anger over the chokehold death of an unarmed black father-of-six by a white police officer, and a grand jury's decision not to press charges against him. "Our prayers are with our fellow #NYPD brothers who were executed in the line of duty today in #Brooklyn," the New York Police Department's 66th Precinct posted on its official Twitter page. Earlier, NYPD spokesman Sergeant Lee Jones told AFP that the two police officers were shot at 2:50 pm (1950 GMT) at the corner of Myrtle and Tompkins avenues in the 79th precinct.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A mass of demonstrators chanting, "Black lives matter," converged in the Mall of America rotunda Saturday as part of a protest against police brutality that caused at least part of the mall to shut down on a busy day for holiday shopping.