BEDLAM: ‘Protesters’ Throw Molotov Cocktails, St Louis Erupts in Violence 4th Night In A Row Over ‘Michael Brown’

Published on August 14, 2014

The Michael Brown riots continue for the 4th night in a row. Protestors clashed with police throwing Molotov cocktails and police firing tear gas. See below via The Daily Mail

Heavily armed SWAT police trained their guns on the public and fired tear gas in Ferguson, Missouri, last night as racial unrest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen rocked the St. Louis suburb for the fourth night running.

An estimated 500 people, who had been protesting 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death on Saturday, ignored the night curfew imposed by police and instead faced-off against officers chanting ‘Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!’

After repeatedly asking them to disperse, the riot police then fired tear gas into the crowd to break it up, causing scenes that resembled a war zone as another night of clashes was sparked between authorities and furious protestors.

The protestors that remained entered into pitched street battles with police and lobbed Molotov cocktails at the camouflage-clad officers who responded with more tears gas and smoke bombs although there were no immediate reports of injuries but at least 18 arrests.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon cancelled all appearances on Wednesday night and said he would visit Ferguson on Thursday.

This comes as St. Louis Alderman, Antonio French, was arrested by police during the unrest on Wednesday night in Ferguson after he didn’t listen to police, according to his wife.

Senka French took to Twitter to confirm that the popular politician was ordered out of his car and taken into custody by police and it is not clear what he has been charged with yet.

Read more: Daily Mail

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