Another round of clashes erupted between police and protesters Monday night in a town in the U.S. state of Missouri. For more than two weeks, protests have been taking place in Ferguson over a police officer killing an unarmed 18-year-old black teenager.
CCTV America’s Kate Fisher reports.
Dozens arrested after new clashes erupt over death of young Missouri manAnother round of clashes erupted between police and protesters Monday night in a town in the U.S. state of Missouri. For more than two weeks, protests have been taking place in Ferguson over a police officer killing an unarmed 18-year-old black man. CCTV America's Kate Fisher reports.
The National Guard arrived in Ferguson on Monday but kept its distance from the streets during another night of unrest.
Protesters filled the streets after nightfall Monday, and officers fired tear gas and flash grenades.
Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is in charge of security in Ferguson, said bottles and Molotov cocktails were thrown from the crowd and some officers had come under heavy gunfire. At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested, he said. He did not have condition updates on those who were shot.
Demonstrators no longer faced the neighborhood’s midnight to 5 a.m. curfew, but police told protesters that they could not assemble in a single spot and had to keep moving.
A photographer for Getty Images was arrested while covering the demonstrations and later released. Two German reporters were arrested and detained for three hours. Conservative German daily Die Welt said correspondent Ansgar Graw and reporter Frank Herrmann, who writes for German regional papers, were arrested after allegedly failing to follow police instructions to vacate an empty street. They said they followed police orders.
The latest clashes came after a day in which a pathologist hired by the family of Michael Brown said he suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned. But the pathologist said the team that examined Brown cannot be sure yet exactly how the wounds were inflicted until they have more information.
Witnesses have said Brown’s hands were above his head when he was repeatedly shot in the street by an officer Aug. 9.
Police prepare for more demonstrations in FergusonPolice in Missouri are preparing for another long night, as protesters are expected to once again flood the streets of the St Louis suburb of Ferguson. It's been 10 days since Darren Wilson, a white police officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Protests in the past few days have grown increasingly violent. CCTV America’s Kate Fisher reports.
Police have said the officer was pushed into his squad car, then physically assaulted during a struggle over his weapon.
But Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, told reporters that the officer grabbed Brown’s neck and tried to pull him into the car before brandishing his weapon. He said Brown started to run and the officer pursued him, firing multiple times.
The independent autopsy determined that Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, the family’s lawyers and hired pathologists said.
Cathy Schneider is a professor at American University and author of the book “Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York.”
What will bring calm to the streets of Ferguson?Cathy Schneider is a professor at American University and author of the book "Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York."
Report compiled with information from The Associated Press.