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Ferguson Protesters Lead ‘Time’ Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ Ballot

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, people protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Details may differ, circumstances of their deaths may remain unknown, but the outrage that erupted after the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has become a rallying cry in protests over police killings across the nation. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
In this Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, people protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Brian J. Tumulty, USA TODAY

(USAToday.com)—The protesters who have continued to keep national attention focused on the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury to not prosecute a white police officer have climbed to the lead in Time magazine’s balloting for “Person of the Year.”

They lead a field that includes the new prime minister of India, a Nobel Prize winner and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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