Protests and arrests in Ferguson, Missouri, mark the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death
- Police have arrested more than 30 over two nights (including reporters) as hundreds of protesters have marched, stopped highway traffic, and clashed with police in memory of the events that transpired last summer.
- Nearly 60 more were arrested for a sit-in outside of the St. Louis federal courthouse.
- The county executive declared a state of emergency following the outbreak of gunfire and police response during demonstrations that led to the critical wounding of an 18-year-old male.
“Charging a reporter with trespassing and interfering with a police officer when he was just doing his job is outrageous. … You’d have thought law enforcement authorities would have come to their senses about this incident.”
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