The protests are still going strong.
Several People Arrested, One Person Shot During Ferguson Curfew
After being told that there was a curfew from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., a number of people people protesting the unarmed shooting death of Mike Brown were arrested in Ferguson.
Police have since confirmed that a man was shot during the chaos that once again included tear gas and smoke bombs.
Seven people were arrested and one person shot early Sunday in Ferguson, Mo., as police and protesters clashed again in a haze of tear gas despite a curfew that took effect at midnight.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald Johnson said one person was shot overnight and is in critical condition, but he couldn’t confirm whether the shooting victim was a protester.
The shooting happened on West Florissant Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares in Ferguson and the scene of protests for the last week, said Johnson, who is in charge of security in Ferguson.
Meanwhile, seven people were arrested overnight and will face charges of failure to disperse. Early Sunday, members of the media were ordered to remain in the parking lot of the Ferguson Market or risk arrest.
The curfew, put in place by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, was designed to quell ongoing unrest in the St. Louis suburb since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old who was killed Aug. 9.
Crowds had dwindled significantly leading up to the curfew, but remaining protesters — chanting “No justice! No curfew!” — refused to leave the area.
Some stood with their hands up, the emblematic pose used by many protesters to characterize the position witness have said Brown had assumed when he was fatally shot.
“We ready. We ready. We ready for y’all, ” people chanted, while others screamed “We are Mike Brown.”
A number of people are calling on The President to send in the National Guard to protect protesters while others think this is a local matter.
What do YOU think???? What should happen next????