Over 200 Protesters Return to Streets of Ferguson, Rioting and Looting After Michael Brown Memorial Burns Down
Three people arrested, two businesses damaged late Tuesday as 200 protesters take to the streets in Missouri town still stinging from police shooting of unarmed teen.
Nearly 200 protesters gathered on the streets of Ferguson, Mo. late Tuesday and two businesses suffered damage as anger simmered over the destruction of the makeshift memorial to teenager Michael Brown, reports said.
Brown was the 18-year-old killed in a confrontation with a police officer on Aug. 9, a shooting that stirred the Missouri community to protest racial inequality and created a national debate over use of excessive force by cops.
Police say candles were the likely cause of the fire that destroyed the makeshift memorial Tuesday morning near the site where Brown was shot six times by officer Darren Wilson.
Some residents believed the memorial was intentionally burned and by nightfall protesters began to take to Ferguson’s streets. The windows at Beauty Town were smashed, the third time the store has been broken into since the shooting, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Source: New York Daily News | JASON MOLINET