Ferguson people arrested again for protesting


A protester, who was among dozens demanding the criminal indictment of a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August, holds a U.S. flag upside down outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri, November 20, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Adrees Latif

From Reuters news agency:

Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:46am EST

Riot police arrested at least two demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, for a second night running as tensions simmer ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of a white officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August.

The grand jury is deciding whether to charge officer Darren Wilson in the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb in a case that has exposed fresh strains in often-troubled race relations in the United States.

About a dozen protesters gathered again outside the police station in Ferguson in frigid conditions, sometimes blocking vehicles as they waved placards and chanted “Whose streets? Our streets!” and “Killer cops have got to go!”

Officers in helmets and shields were deployed after a commander told protesters not to block traffic. Brief scuffles broke out and at least one woman and a man were handcuffed and taken away.

The grand jury could continue meeting into January but a decision on the Brown case is expected by the end of November.

Activists wearing Guy Fawkes masks block traffic while protesting the shooting of Michael Brown, outside the Ferguson Police Station in Missouri, Nov. 19, 2014. Photo: Reuters

Darren Wilson doesn’t think he will face criminal charges in the death of Michael Brown, the Associated Press reports. Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Brown on Aug. 9, igniting a furor over race relations in Missouri and across the nation, could be indicted by a grand jury at any time: here.

DARREN WILSON CONTEMPLATING RESIGNATION Sources say the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in August is in talks to resign from the force. Many believe his final decision will hinge on whether he is indicted. Brown’s father released a video yesterday calling for peaceful protests in light of the upcoming verdict. [CNN]

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