Protests Are Unrelenting in St. Louis; Police Resort to Using Tear Gas to Gain Control

Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., surround a police car and raise their hands in the air in mock surrender on Aug. 11, 2014, to protest the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer.   CNN SCREENSHOT
Protesters in Ferguson, Mo., surround a police car and raise their hands in the air in mock surrender on Aug. 11, 2014, to protest the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer.
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Protesters continued to march in Ferguson after a police officer fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

It was another tension-filled day for the citizens of Ferguson, Mo., after the shooting of an unarmed teen Saturday sparked protests, police in full-out riot gear, looting, tear gas and an armored SWAT car as the St. Louis area continues to struggle with the fatal shooting of one of its own.

Monday saw the FBI noting that it will be investigating the killing of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American who, according to witnesses, was shot and killed by a police officer as he stood with his hands in the air. Authorities have noted that no weapon was found on Brown.

Monday also saw Brown’s parents asking for an end to the violence that peppered the Sunday evening news. Looters were shown running from stores as other buildings burned in the background. Although Brown’s parents made it abundantly clear that they wanted the city to remain calm, they also made it abundantly clear that they did not agree with the police account of what happened to their son Saturday night, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Source: The Root | Stephen A. Crockett, Jr.

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