Peaceful Protests Take a Troubling Turn in Ferguson

by ptinti

Beacon

Demonstrators gathered on West Florissant street in Ferguson, Missouri for the seventh consecutive evening to protest the killing of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. The protests began just as they had on Thursday night, in an organized and peaceful manner with minimal police presence. But the evening took an ugly turn when gun shots rang out. Amid teargas and a stalemate between protestors and police, looters targeted several local businesses. Photos and video below.

Ferguson, Mo. — Protestors in Ferguson took to the streets for a seventh consecutive evening on Friday in what many hoped would mark a turning point in relations between local police and the Ferguson community.

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