Ferguson to be under curfew for the second night

first_imgSource: CNN/YouTubeTHE RIOT-HIT US town of Ferguson, Missouri, will have a curfew in place again tonight, it has been announced.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the curfew would run from midnight to 5:00 am (0500 to 1000 GMT) in the St. Louis suburb, as it had the night before.Further details were expected at a public briefing later today.Last night’s curfew ended with seven arrests and a shooting – not by police- after officers used tear gas and armoured vehicles to disperse protesters. People defy a curfew before smoke and tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesProtests have been ongoing since 9 August, when unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot by a police officer.Crowds chanted “hands up! Don’t shoot” as the marched through the St Louis suburb last night.Governor Jay Nixon had declared a state of emergency and a curfew after rioting and looting reignited on Friday after police named the responsible officer as Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force.Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked federal authorities to have a federal medical examiner perform a second autopsy on Brown as soon as possible because of “extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family,”.Read: Police fire smoke and tear gas at defiant Ferguson protesterslast_img

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