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Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant holding a street sign, with their hands up, towards the police. (Photo:Reuters)

Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant holding a street sign, with their hands up, towards the police. (Photo:Reuters)

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Government officials from Egypt, Iran, China have criticized the U.S. police authorities' violence against Ferguson protesters.

On Tuesday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry admonished U.S. authorities to “exercise restraint” in dealing with the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. In a statement, the Ministry went on to say that it was "closely following the escalation of protests" over the past 10 days.

These protests began in response to the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager by a Ferguson police officer.

The language of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry's statement paralleled the U.S. government's statement last year in response to the massacre of over 800 pro-Morsi by Egyptian security forces Raba'a. At the time, the White House released a statement that "urged security forces to exercise maximum restraint and caution."

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for European and American Affairs, also criticized the U.S. saying that the police brutality was an example of "the phenomenon of racism" in the U.S.

Meanwhile in China, a recent editorial in the Chinese state newspaper, Xinhua noted the protests and said "obviously, what the United States needs to do is to concentrate on solving its own problems rather than always pointing fingers at others."

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