By Scott Malone
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – As darkness fell on Ferguson, Missouri, the crowd of several hundred people protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen quickly and radically changed.
The crowd shrunk as many of the older people slipped away. Protest hymns were replaced by the shouts of angry teens who marched against a cordon of heavily armed police blocking the street.
By Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) – Police came under “heavy gunfire” and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.
“Not a single bullet was fired by officers despite coming under heavy attack (on Monday night),” State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson told a news conference.#
, 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.