Night Of Curfew Leaves One Shot, Seven Arrested
One person was critically shot and seven were arrested after the midnight curfew went into effect in Ferguson, MO.[su_center_ad]
Scores of demonstrators had remained in the streets after the curfew took effect at midnight (0500 GMT). Law enforcement officials used loudspeakers to warn protesters to disperse immediately. Officers, equipped with gas masks and full-length shields, stood among and on top of armored vehicles.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said the person shot at a restaurant was in critical condition. Police were unable to identify the victim, who he said was not shot by police, and that the alleged shooter was still at large.
Seven people were also arrested for failing to disperse after the curfew took effect…
The smoke and teargas canisters largely dispersed the crowd, some of whom had been chanting “No justice, no curfew, no peace”, while others implored the crowd not to move forward towards police. [su_sky_ad]