(KTVI) – The National Guard is starting to withdraw from Ferguson this morning. Thursday night, only seven people were arrested last night and four came here from Detroit.
For the second night in a row a smaller and calmer crowd protested in Ferguson. Law enforcement officers say there were no fires, Molotov cocktails or gunshots. Five of the arrests were for failure to disperse, one was for a warrant and another was for driving through west Florissant Avenue after it was closed to through traffic.
This comes after almost two weeks of nightly protests and violence in Ferguson. The outrage was sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown. Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot Brown to death during a confrontation on August 9th.
The shooting death of the unarmed black teenager has a grand jury considering charges against Officer Wilson. It has law enforcement working overtime, but they say things are getting better.