Police Shoot Man In Ferguson On Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death
A man has been shot by police at a protest to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.
The young black man was shot by plainclothes officers in Ferguson, after he fired on an unmarked police car, and is reportedly in critical condition.
The protests, to mark the anniversary of Brown’s death at the hands of police in Ferguson, started out peacefully, but turned violent later on, with police in riot gear and military-style armoured vehicles called in to disperse the crowds.
There were reports of looting at several stores in the area.
One officer reportedly told the crowd over loudspeaker:
Failure to disperse may result in your detention, arrest, and/or exposure to chemical or less-lethal munitions,
Police intend to use chemical munitions.
After the shooting dozens of protestors were pushed back from a main street by police using gas and smoke grenades.
Tony Rice, a protestor and activist, filmed the aftermath of the shooting, but was arrested by police for refusing to move back, although a legal observer said he was released shortly afterwards.