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Ferguson Protesters Catch up With Indian Modi in Time Person of Year Poll

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With just eight days before voting for Time magazine's Person of the Year, Narenrda Modi and Ferguson Protesters lead the table with 10.4 percent of the votes.

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MOSCOW, November 28 (Sputnik) — Ferguson Protesters have caught up with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Time magazine's Person of the Year poll on Friday with 10.4 percent of the vote.

With just eight days before voting for the most influential person, group or idea closes, Narenrda Modi and Ferguson Protesters lead the table with 10.4 percent of the votes, followed by Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong with 6.7 percent, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai with 5.3 percent and Russian President Vladimir Putin with 5 percent. Ebola doctors and nurses, are at number six with 4.3 percent.

Ferguson protesters received a boost in votes after a grand jury decided Monday not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.

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On Wednesday, Ferguson Protesters became the poll's number two candidate, with 7.7 percent of the votes, while Modi had 12.2 percent. On Thursday, Ferguson Protesters gained on Modi in the table, with 8.8 percent of the vote to the latter's 11.1 percent.

Time magazine has been selecting its Person of the Year since 1927. Since then, the title has been claimed by individuals, groups – like the American fighting-man, representing US troops involved in the Korean war in 1950, or the Protester in 2011, representing various protest movements including the Arab Spring and Occupy Movement — and even objects, like the computer in 1982.

Voting on Time's website closes late on December 6 and the winner of reader polls will be announced on December 8. The magazine's Person of the Year will be announced on December 10.

The killing of African-American teenager Brown in August has sparked weeks of often-violent protests in the city of Ferguson and across the United States. This week protests took place in 38 US states.

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