LIVE: Ferguson Protesters Break Curfew, Face Off With Police

Categories: Michael Brown

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Danny Wicentowski
Protesters in Ferguson out past curfew.
For the first time since unrest started over the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed eighteen-year-old, Ferguson is now under curfew after Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency.

Ferguson residents and protesters have reacted angrily to the curfew, which starts at midnight and goes until 5 a.m., as they have to most police interventions during the long, tense week of standoffs, rioting and looting. Many demand to know the consequences if they break the curfew -- will police shoot rubber bullets, pepper pellets and tear gas, like on other nights? Will they go further, finally employing the snipers stationed on armored vehicles near the protests?

During Ferguson's first night under curfew, Daily RFT will be live updating this story with news from reporters in the field, Danny Wicentowski and Ray Downs. Follow them on Twitter for live updates.

See all Riverfront Times coverage of Michael Brown and protests in Ferguson.

3 a.m. - That's all she wrote, folks. Our reporters are at the office getting something together from tonight, so check back with us for more later. Good night.

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2: 50 a.m. - Johnson, the commander at the scene, says police got a report of a shooting victim near QuikTrip. Police deployed tear gas at Red's BBQ to get protesters back so first responders could rescue the victim.

Johnson says police were prepared to stay back until the shooting. He said the decision to use tear gas and increased police presence was due to protesters using guns, not breaking curfew.

The shooting victim is in critical condition in the hospital, and protesters transported the victim to the hospital. It's not clear if the victim is a protester or bystander. St. Louis County police will investigate. (See more below at 1:01 a.m.)

A police car was also shot at, Johnson says. Police made seven arrests with the charge of failure to disperse.

"I can tell you I was disappointed in the actions of tonight," Johnson told reporters just before 3 a.m. "The crowds we've had for the last two nights were citizens obeying, protesting."

There was no looting, he said.

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1:59 a.m. - Oh, it was tear gas after all, y'all.

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1:45 a.m. - Our reporters on the ground in Ferguson are leaving and coming back to the RFT office, saying the crowd has dispersed after gas was fired and rain picked up again. They seem shocked to hear police are claiming they threw smoke, not tear gas.

Here's what Ferguson looked like as we left:


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1:30 a.m. - Rumors are spreading that Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter and a St. Louis native, was arrested. They're not true.

KSDK (Channel 5) says Dorsey was not arrested, simply escorted away like French (below).
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1:22 a.m. - Police did take Alderman Antonio French away for a moment, but he was not arrested. He's on Fox2Now right now.


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1:15 a.m. - Arrests begin.

Information is hard to gather because journalists are limited to where they can stand. There's also lots of misinformation and rumors spreading rapidly on Twitter. Careful, St. Louis.

--- 1:09 a.m. - More "tear gas." Police say it's smoke, not tear gas, but still burns your eyes. --- 1:01 a.m. - Someone has been shot. --- 12:54 a.m. - Our reporter on the scene Danny Wicentowski says a St. Louis County police cruiser drove north on Florissant Avenue, and he heard loud cracks. He says he thinks they were rubber bullets.

Lots and lots of smoke canisters fired, and there are flares in streets. The police line has not moved.


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12:48 a.m. - Tear gas fired at protesters. It's smoke, cops say. Journalists/leaders say that's a lie.


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12:40 a.m. - Police are moving forward, starting with armored vehicles. The protesters are chanting loudly and discordantly, "Hands up, don't shoot."

Police make the first announcement: "This is the police department. You are violating the state-imposed curfew." Leave or face arrest "and/or other actions," police say.

Things are moving fast.

Here comes the gas. Police are warning journalists. The small group of protesters are not flinching.


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12:35 a.m. - Police are gathering calmly away from protesters, near the businesses that were looted last night, including Feel Beauty Supply. A large crowd continues to gather just down the road. The chants have picked up again.

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12:20 a.m. - Still no violence. Police are gathering. People are chanting.

Protesters have learned from police and are setting up their own blockade.

More updates on the next page.

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Lynette Baker
Lynette Baker

"You people"...Well we know that the ignorance isn't isolated to just Ferguson! Smh

James Brian Wall
James Brian Wall

Maybe the police should just stand there and offer help to individuals that need it rather than constantly assaulting the protesters. I'm just saying, it's obviously not working, and the police should be looking for a way to stop the violence and keep people safe, rather than trying to suppress. Basically, do their jobs correctly.

Grant Smith
Grant Smith

To the black community, please be aware, your response to supposed heavy handed policing (looting, rioting, and assaulting police officers) gives the rest of society solid reinforcement as to why we should not live around you and heavy handed tactics should be used. Act like animals and you'll be treated like one. Look at any statics involving the black community across the USA and they are utterly appalling in every category.

Grant Smith
Grant Smith

You people of Ferguson are a disgrace to the civilized world, you should be utterly ashamed of yourselves and your behavior. Act like animals and you’ll be treated as such. In the meant time stop sitting around and blaming the rest of society for your own cultural failings, pull your pants up, stop axing people questions, have some self respect and quit disgracing this city. Maybe if you cared this much about black on black crime, education and proper grammar your community wouldn’t be in the sorry state that it is.

Dawn Rednour
Dawn Rednour

I love how some people are claiming he was an innocent..Innocent my white ass..He robbed a store..that is not how innocent people act.So stop saying he was innocent because that's a big fat ass lie

David Lakine
David Lakine

If everyone left Kay Bradford...Ferguson police will start killing unarmed teens again....duh..

mesndblues
mesndblues

There is a video of the shooting scene shot by someone in the neighborhood..At about 7 or 8 minutes into the video of Brown laying facedown in the street, the camera clearly picks up the conversation of the guy standing next to him who is describing the shooting in detail..Michael Brown "Kept coming at the cop, but i guess he kept missing because he kept coming at him.." This story is about to come to a abrupt and unfortunately a disappointing end to the protesters who finally thought they were in the right for once...Wrong.Go to the Brietbart web site and rejoice, because it will take the media a day or two of denial and foot stomping to eventually release it through their outlets. They can no longer be trusted to give us the whole truth..only the selective truth...Well, the whole truth is,.THE COP IS INNOCENT!!

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

I like how the poster claims to want to wait and let time reveal what happened, but can't resist posting this online to attempt to get folks to think this is what happened...

Kay Bradford
Kay Bradford

WTG RFT for supporting them breaking the law, they need to arrest every single one of them starting at 12:01 AM, I am tired of this being the news every single day, peaceful protests are protected by law, however this mess is not, shootings, riots, looting is not protected by our constitution. Ferguson needs time to rebuild and heal from this, as I said last night, every one that is not from Ferguson leave, be it reporters, camera men, "leaders" all need to leave and let this community heal.

Joe Mundy
Joe Mundy

They should have surrounded them all and jailed them. They all broke A LAW.

Joseph Gardner
Joseph Gardner

Sounds more logical than a guy who's dedicated himself to protect and serve just deciding to murder a innocent kid.

Katalina Santos
Katalina Santos

Fuck u Ferguson....fuck u corrupt 5 O...fuck u to all the muthaphukas just keep sturrin this shit up....get a damn life n move the fuck on

Sanjay Bose
Sanjay Bose

Did u saw the VIDEO where MONSTER MIKE threatning poor STORE CLERK with a gun, robbing store . Dont u care about that store clerk who was threathend & shop owner whose shop was robbed & burned . R they not human being & have family to feed . Do u think that boy doing such crime is innocent. Cop has done right by shooting him & saving many lives HE KILLED A gang THUG OK. And this riots r only excuse to rob , steal the stores & shops , these people want all things FREE ,they doing just Wat MONSTER MIKE did ROB, u work hard they rob & u dont defent just what they want (JUST WATCH THAT VIDEO OF MONSTER MIKE IN THE Store) mike friends had even admitted robbing store ITS GANG

Roy Johnson
Roy Johnson

I saw a young man ridiculously hiding behind a Bible and posing for each camera angle while the family reps.did an interview. "Pure racist hatred" not an ounce here buddy.

Kita Proudmommy Ward
Kita Proudmommy Ward

Well lets just close the case because Don Lankford was there omg everybody needs to jus stop there are three side to this story Michael Brown's side Darren Wilson's side and the truth which we are never going to fully know. And the shit is staying fired up because of racist bastards like Rick firestein with ignorance like that no wonder this damn state is so fucked up and the people that are not ignorant gets caught in the cross fire.

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Feeeeling like I wanna Fire up and ix nay this Ferguson trash can story. Fish Out. Hollah

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Ferguson Missouri needs more than Jesus....these peeps don't even have respect for where they live, raise the children (thanks to Granny's) ♡ ♡ lovin

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

A whole bunch of stupid motherfuckers are going to say fuck the police again tonight. God help us all. What does everyone hope to gain with this absurd stupidity?? I know the people you are trying to change, you will win nothing with this shit.

Rick Firestein
Rick Firestein

FUCK YOU JAY HEMP....there's being a realist not racist. Fuck off dumb fucking shit!

Jpopgirl
Jpopgirl

I don`t thing the curfew won`t stop the looting.  They can loot and riot and set fires between 9 pm and midnight just as they can over night. I am scared that now the Store owners are armed because if they shoot someone and kill them it will cause more problems and rioting. We don`t need that now! Since the Police are told to look the other way and let it  go on! The Police  need to find some way to stop it and fix things and the Ferguson PD is egging things on to make the state police too look bad too by releasing the video. The Ferguson Police chief  and the officer who shot Mr Brown should be let go and replaced  I Hope and pray for peace and things die down and stop!

Tyrone Austin
Tyrone Austin

STL PD be on super dooper guard tonight .......KARMA ..... KARMA ,,,, Things like this always come back to bite you. Mike pushed the store clerk by the neck the cop grab Mike by the neck. lol Karma....... Let's just say "CAUSE & EFFECT". Because a broke kid went to the store to get some rellows (but had enough for weed) on his way back home to smoke , He meat up with this cop name Darrel Wilson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbPbX76cOVQ Published on Aug 15, 2014 A woman named "Josie" calls in to tell Dana Darren Williams side of the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzBdY6WXeRE&feature=youtu.be 911 tape http://youtu.be/zta9FyoA7TU The shoplifting incident never came over the radio. The shots fired was the cop shooting, Fox2Now reported it to Ferguson Police,

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

One hour until curfew. The story is updated with notes from the scene. -LT

Skeptic
Skeptic

@sybil10, you've got be pretty warped to constantly be posting inflammatory racist nonsense like this. You give the inconsequential NBPP the attention they pathologically crave. 

Like their white "Christian" media ho-hate group counterparts, the Westboro Baptist Church, they never encountered a TV camera for which they wouldn't enthusiastically perform. Like the WBC, their entire membership could probably comfortably be accommodated aboard a single Greyhound bus.


"Malik Zulu Shabazz" (Paris S. Lewis) departed from the NBPP leadership last year.


"I'm sure he'll not be missed." (Credits:  Gilbert and Sullivan)

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Mike didn do nuffin, his momma said he be a gentle giant who jes wanted to rap yo!

sybil10
sybil10

@Skeptic @sybil10 Well, you did get some of the islamic BP right; whether Shabazz has left or not, I'm sure another takes his same ole place:  And it is not inflammatory when it's the truth and the comments are not racist.  The muslim BP has always been for killiing whites and Jews.  How racist is that?. And check out their websites and then base your opinion.  I have a right to pass on the facts, just like your entitled to your own opinion.


Straight from the horses mouth, but I guess they are lying but fear mongering


"There are committed trained warriors on the ground in St. Louis.… There are also spies and deflectors on the ground too.… All general orders are in full effect across the nation.… That military stockpile got flashed today.… No tears, no fear — only ambition and determination.


Fox News staffers uncovered more from Kweli’s Facebook page: “This is the hour all the greats promised. If you die, die like a warrior. I’ll see you on the ground.”


On Wednesday the group made a list of demands, along with other groups including the Nation of Islam and the Organization for Black Struggle. Part of the list mandates that the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday be fired and charged with murder."





Skeptic
Skeptic

@sybil10, I think you're listening to the wrong end of the horse.

The "New Black Panther Party" isn't large enough to hold a good house party.

"Party," back to horses: I'm not sure you could tell the difference between a flying horse and a horse fly.
 

 

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