Police Fire Smoke Canisters On Those Defying Curfew
Missouri police fired smoke canisters on protesters who stayed out past midnight in Ferguson.
About 150 protesters gathered a day after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and implemented a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew.
Despite a quiet first few minutes early Sunday morning, a handful of people — a noticeably younger group than what has been the norm in Ferguson — marched towards police.
Many of them were out to express their disagreement with the curfew by marching and raising their hands in the air — an action that’s become symbolic of these protests, echoing what some witnesses say Michael Brown was doing before he was killed…
“It’s an intimidation thing. And you’re basically suppressing people who still have questions that need answers,” said Carissa McGraw, who has joined protests throughout the week. “You have people who — at this point — do not care what authorities say right now.”[su_sky_ad]