Police fire tear gas to disperse Ferguson protesters before curfew

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) –  Police and protesters for the 7th day in a row on West Florissant near the QuikTrip.  Hundreds filled the streets in a peaceful protest for Michael Brown until about 9pm on Sunday.  The official curfew put into place by Governor Jay Nixon is from 12am-5am.  Protesters were allowed to voice their concerns until midnight.  But, that all changed because of an altercation.

Police say that protesters started tossing molotov cocktails at them when the crowd started to march at 9:30pm .They decided to start clearing the crowd because of the perceived danger.  Officers moved into the area where protesters gathered after the crowds started to disperse at around 9:45pm.  St. Louis County police also tweeted that there was reports of shots fired near W. Florissant and Solway at the same time.

Police are trying to get the message that an investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown is underway.  Captain Ron Johnson tells FOX 2 reporter Jeff Bernthal that there are 40 Federal agents in the area going door to door to find more witnesses in this case.  But, some protesters want justice now. The investigation could take some time.

Reporter Jeff Bernthal and photographer Kevin Marshall got a taste of some of the tear gas.  The stinging sensation left a bad taste in their mouths.  But, they’re doing much better now.

The crowds seem to be thinning in front of the QuikTrip in Ferguson as the official curfew time draws near.  There are reports of protesters regrouping in other parts of the area.

 

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Law enforcement officials are doing more planning and coordination after talking to Gov. Nixon

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Seven to eight persons were arrested Sunday night

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McDonald’s employees had to lock themselves in the store for protection

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Police encounter what say was a planned attacked upon the police

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Police say protesters launched several Molotov cocktails at the police command headquarters

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No officers were injured Sunday night

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Two people were shot Sunday’s violence

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Area police departments were called in to deal with shooting on the north end of West Florissant, a McDonald’s that was being overrun by a crowd.

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Looting occurred at the Family Dollar, Domino’s Pizza, Dellwood Market.

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First shooting was near the QuikTrip.

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Police tonight protected the citizens of Ferguson Sunday.

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Captain Johnson thanks law enforcement office for their service Sunday.

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Curfew in effect.  Watch LIVE: http://fox2now.com/on-air/live-streaming/

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Preliminary autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot at least 6 times http://go.fox2now.com/1AqdjLq

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Police standing their ground

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Police helicopter overhead

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Police now using high pitch sound to disperse crowd

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Police firing more smoke and tear gas

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Tactical units have moved down West Florissant

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Police have used smoke and tear gas on protesters on West Florissant


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