Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson

Police Shooting Missouri Funeral
People gather inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church for the funeral for Michael Brown on Monday, Aug. 25, in St. Louis. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.,by Officer Darren Wilson, who is white. Protesters took to the streets of the St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters returned to Ferguson streets overnight, with reports of smashed windows and possible arson coming hours after a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown burned.

The St. Louis suburb was the site of sometimes-violent protests and looting in the days after 18-year-old Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9.

Up to 200 protesters gathered late Tuesday night. Windows were smashed at a beauty shop on West Florissant Avenue, where much of the looting happened last month. A small fire outside a custard shop appeared to be intentionally set, according to fire officials.

Police began clearing the street around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Media reports said arrests were made, but the Missouri State Highway Patrol did not return messages to confirm how many.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s