Tear gas tossed to disrupt demonstrators

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Protestors met with a line of police at the burned QuikTrip on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson Monday evening. Protesters were on the scene most of the day,  shouting demands and filling  the streets.

The crowds  started marching down the road at dusk.  Police were concerned that they were going to start turning cars over.  They told demonstrators to go home.  The police they tossed tear gas near the demonstrators.  Rubber bullets were fired by authorities to break-up the tense situation.  One person was taken to the hospital for his injuries from a rubber bullet.

The demonstrators are protesting because of the police shooting death of Michael Brown.  They have been publicly showing their frustrations since the shooting on Saturday.  The 18-year-old’s death prompted a protest on Sunday night that turned into looting.

Video of protesters looting this Quiktrip went viral on Sunday.  Looters could be seen walking out with items on store shelves.  The gas station was then set on fire.

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Police in gas masks with dogs

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Demonstrators threaening to turn over cars

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60 comments

  • RONDOG

    IF YOU, OR ANYONE BECOMES A “THREAT” TO A OFFICER, OR ANYONE IN MISSOURI: WE HAVE THE “RIGHT” TO DEFEND OURSELVES UNTIL THAT THREAT IS NO LONGER A THREAT. I CARRY A GUN PERSONALLY, AND I AM NOT A COP, BUT IF YOU “REACH” FOR MY GUN: YOU ARE GOING TO NO LONGER BE A “THREAT” TO ME.

    • me

      Who’s to say that the struggle for the gun didn’t happen after it was drawn by the officer… If it even happen at all.

    • melissa

      How the fuck you know he reach for the gun some peoples just need to shut the hell up was you there no and truly believe its a cover up

      • Coco

        No I wasn’t there but know some people working on the investigation……. Anyways here is a big point he didn’t listen to authorities….

      • Coco

        And lastly what is rioting going to do ……. Nothing……do you think that looting stores is hurting police- no. They don’t care. It’s just another way for them to get free stuff! Why when they get rent, phones, food, cash, daycare all for free- they think they are entitled to something and they aren’t- just another drain on the economy!

  • RONDOG

    WHY DON’T WE WAIT UNTIL WE CAN GET ALL THE EVIDENCE AND HEAR THE TRUTH, BEFORE WE START BLAMING PEOPLE…………… MAYBE THE KID HAD A KNIFE, MAYBE NOT? MAYBE THE COP WAS RACIST, MAYBE NOT? MAYBE THE KID HAD A TOY PISTOL, MAYBE NOT? MAYBE THE COP WANTED TO KILL A BLACK MAN, MAYBE NOT???? WHY DON’T WE JUST WAIT FOR THE TRUTH, BEFORE YOU ALL START ACTING STUPID?? OH WAIT, IT ALREADY STARTED………………………………………….

    • The truth

      The “New Century Foundation” studies Federal crime reports, and found significant differences in crime ratio between races, verified by the FBI’s NCVS, National Crime Victimization Survey, and The Department of Justice’s UCR, Uniform Crime Reports, FBI Communication’s Division, 304-625-4995.

      They state emphatically that the Judicial System is not biased against minorities.

      Blacks are seven times more likely than people of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit robbery.

      Blacks are three times more likely to use a hand gun, and twice more likely to use a knife.

      Hispanics commit three times more violent crimes than whites, but the statistics are nebulous because sometimes they are classified as white, so it could be far higher.

      The best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percent of the population that is black and Hispanic.

      Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.

      Forty-five percent of black crime is against whites, 43 against other blacks, and 10 percent against Hispanic.

      Blacks are seven times more likely to go to prison, Hispanics three times, and the reason is clear, because from 1980 to 2003 the US incarceration rate has tripled…

  • RONDOG

    MY KID DID WHAT? OH NO, MY KID WOULD NEVER DO THAT…….. YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED WHAT YOUR KID WOULD DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT AROUND…………… SO WHY DON’T WE WAIT UNTIL WE HEAR THE (WHOLE STORY.) THANKS!

      • Bill

        It really isn’t a race thing, it’s cultural. Too many blacks (not all, just too many) are developing a culture in America which glorifies violence, stealing, drug dealing, not co-operating with authorities, anti police, etc. Really makes it hard for the police when the community won’t help, and in turn villifies them and defends the very ones who are destroying their community. When an officer confronts one of these young men, they are in fear for their lives and safety and don’t have the time or opportunity to find out if their assailent is armed. If they do, often they become the victim. If the black community SUPPORTED and helped the police eliminate those forces they could clean up their own community and reduce the violence but as long as the “snitches get stitches” attitude remains it won’t happen.

  • Ace Baily

    what did quik trip do to be the focus of this situation? I do not think q t had a thing to do with what happened on sat, from the news that I have read. are the protesters using this as an example of what they intend to do?

  • egoist

    All of these decades of treating certain groups as incapable of carrying their own weight & dreams hasn’t panned out. Maybe we ought to try something extreme & radical: freedom. That means a ban on the initiation of the use of force. Think about it.

  • Houser dicks

    People like them, are giving the African Americans a bad name, just stay inside why mess up your own town and business, what does prove,what an idiot you guys are.

  • bill

    As we jump to blame the police in this inocent 18 year olds death any one bother to look him up on casenet and notice that part of his record is closed due to age but in less than the year he has been 18 he has managed to get 4 violent felonies..nice kid

  • dale

    What why is everybody acting like this is something new. The police in N. Co. has never been fair to any black men I know from my brothers to my father to my sons, so what? And the news channels need to quite acting as if they have never been apart of racial profiling. Really with the ‘theys and them’ how about us. REALLY! The police act as if they can’t wait to kill some more people. The police in that area has harnessed my men in my family for over 20 yrs. In that area, from Riverveiw to Berkeley, so people are tired of all that and you killed a blaclman in broaded daylight, hands in the air, no weapons, in his face and chest, really, stop bull hitting us. I’m still crying and the pit of my stomach is in pain, and I can’t sleep. The police started with the violence and now they say calm down, you KILLED MIKE BROWN on purposes. REALLY

  • Cardsfan

    Dale-I’m a police officer, I didn’t kill Mike Brown. You’re aggravated because you and your family are all put together, you’re doing the same thing to the cops. It is an absolute shame Mike Brown died. Do you really think we cant wait to “kill some more people”? Don’t be surprised if tonight a police officer, who doesn’t live in north county gets shot because he’s been called there to protect the business owners in your community from your OWN residents. If the officer that killed Mr. Brown was wrong he will be brought to justice. But your own community has made it impossible for anyone outside of your community to support your cause. I sincerely hope you and your community find peace but its being gone about all wrong.

    • Not a race thing

      And has anyone wondered why they targeted this QuikTrip so mercilessly? Because they know the shooting victim had the police called on him Saturday because he stole from that QuikTrip.

  • Bill

    Thanks Fox for all your great advertising. Now all the looters who missed out on the fun last night will show up to see what they missed. The more you publicize this type story, the more people will get involved in the violence. As usual, Sharpton has his nose in the middle of something he has no business getting involved in and blowing the situation up even worse.
    BOTTOM LINE, YOU ATTACK A POLICE OFFICER AND YOU WAIVE ALL YOUR RIGHTS. YOU GIVE HIM THE RIGHT TO DEFEND HIMSELF. PERIOD !

    • Bill

      What’s really sad, there was a Veterans division motocross race at the Washington Fair and four veterans were severely injured. One young man is on life support and critical. When I called Fox they couldn’t care less, they had NATIONAL NEWS and were too busy interviewing looters to report on a Veteran hanging on to life and two others with severe injuries. Shows where their priorities lie.

  • Scott

    Fox 2 is a JOKE! Why would you film from the protesters side of the Police line? Keep giving the Thugs exposure! The media is pathetic, period. It seems as if Fox 2 has already taken sides.

  • Alien

    Funny how thru all this, in a time where you cant fart on a street corner without SOMEONE getting it on video, there has been NO ONE stepping up and saying “I have it all on video”. Im guessing because it could support the “evil police’s” account of what happened.

  • Trixie B (@TrixieB3)

    Some of the media in the area are just showing people with their hands up, but looking at twitter there’s countless photos people are putting up of what looters are stealing and have stolen. Put in #ferguson in twitter. They’re burglarizing homes now and setting fires.

  • Trixie B (@TrixieB3)

    For the cameras they have their hands up and saying, “Don’t shoot.” , but listening to a scanner on live video there’s other fires and burglaries going on. Police are escorting people to their cars so they can get out, just saw it on live video.

    • Coco

      The cop was following up because he stole from the qt……he got into an altercation with the police officer and grabbed for his gun….. Anyways the college he was going to was a tech school not an actual school like missou or northwestern

  • Zimbabwe gibsmedat

    I dun no why da cops be hatin, he wuz just an aspiring rapper and a good kid. He wuz on his way!

  • Trixie B (@TrixieB3)

    Millions of dollars of damage and looting last night, fires, burglarizing, a miracle noone was shot while they were shooting, they start again tonight, and blame police for using rubber bullets and tear gas to stop them. LOL

  • tw15t1d

    If that cop killed an unarmed kid I hope the brothas stop talking about and be about it. All the cops I know we’re dorks in high school and joined the police camadedy to salvage their small little egos. It’s time they learned a lesson. Semper Fi

  • Trixie B (@TrixieB3)

    Thieves are saying it’s police brutality tonight, conspiracy theorists online are saying it’s a police state, the world’s gone wild.LOL I have no sympathy for anything after seeing last night’s rampage.

  • me

    You’re right… instead the “civilized” kill unarmed teenagers then go home to their wife and kids to live another day.

  • mike

    You’re right Ros, whites are not shit. Neither are blacks. As far as individual white and individual blacks, many of them are, in fact, pieces of shit. Maybe if you think Uncle Sam is so bad you should consider finding income somewhere else. That way, the non-shit people of all colors aren’t being burdened.

  • ACE

    Screw your false right wing statistics, racist. You mean, Blacks are more likely to be arrested, convicted, and given higher sentences than Whites.

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