, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas and
stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday,
after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed
black teenager by a white policeman.
The police action came after hours of street protests that
had been tense but mostly peaceful, Reuters witnesses said,
adding that a projectile hurled from a crowd of protesters
shattered on the ground and erupted into flames.
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri’s governor lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday as National Guard troops were called out after days of violent unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.
The National Guard deployment is the latest in a series of steps by authorities to end the looting and burning of stores that have punctuated protests and raised questions about race relations in the United States since the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, more than a week ago.
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.
Nixon, who had declared a state of emergency for the town on Saturday and ordered that the streets be cleared for a curfew that ran from midnight to 5 a.m., said the National Guard would fall under the supervision of the Missouri Highway Patrol.
FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) – An unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer has set off a week of protests and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, was struck by at least six bullets, a lawyer for the deceased’s family said on Monday.
The path of one bullet indicates 18-year-old Michael Brown may have been lowering his head in surrender when the fatal shot hit, said Daryl Parks, the family’s lawyer.
FERGUSON Missouri (Reuters) – Missouri’s governor said on Monday he would send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson where authorities used tear gas and smoke bombs to disperse a crowd protesting last week’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen by police.
In an executive order signed after midnight, Governor Jay Nixon said he was dispatching the U.S. state militia to help restore peace after demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and shot at police as well as a civilian, a description of the protest that differed widely from some eyewitness accounts.
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Authorities on Sunday imposed a midnight curfew for the second night a row in the tense St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot to death last week by police.
They blocked off at least one street to vehicle traffic before the sun even set. The move came as scores of protesters had already begun gathering along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, the site of ongoing protests as well as violence and looting since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death on Aug. 9.
By Ellen Wulfhorst
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Protesters and police clashed early on Sunday despite a night curfew imposed on Ferguson, Missouri to try to quell days of violence that erupted after an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer a week ago.
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton called for an end to violence and looting. A person was shot and critically wounded during the night, and it was not clear why. The shooter was still at large, police said.
By Ellen Wulfhorst
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police enforced a curfew against protesters angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, clearing the streets of demonstrators early on Sunday during a tense standoff.
“You must disperse immediately,” a law enforcement official warned over a loudspeaker as police slowly moved down the street where dozens of demonstrators remained after the curfew took effect at midnight local time. Officers were equipped with gas masks and full-length shields, standing among armored vehicles.
By Ellen Wulfhorst
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by police took to the streets in the rain on Saturday night, hours ahead of a planned curfew called for by the state’s governor.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency, as he and other officials seek to restore order after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew in Ferguson on Saturday, trying to restore order after a week of racially charged protests and looting over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
The curfew will run midnight until 5 a.m. until further notice, said Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson. Johnson was named by the governor this week to oversee security in the suburban St. Louis community that has been roiled by the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.