FERGUSON PROTESTS CALMER ON SECOND NIGHT AFTER CONTROVERSIAL GRAND JURY DECISION

Nov 26, 2014

By Jane Brown

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Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson, Missouri after a second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said last night, it was far calmer than the previous night.

“Generally it’s fair to say the officers acted with an incredible amount of discipline tonight,” Belmar explained, “and we saw some protesters out there that were really out there for the right reason.  Unfortunately, there seems to be a few people who are bent on preventing in the most ideal way that it possibly could.”

Meantime, an FBI spokesperson says two special agents were shot in St. Louis County early this morning, but the incident is not directly related to the Ferguson protests.  The agents’ injuries are not life threatening.

Here in Toronto, hundreds of protesters turned out at the U.S. consulate for peaceful demonstrations to denounce the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson.

“As a people we have responsibility to go out and support each other even though we can’t physically be there,” one man said.

“How could I say no?” one woman asked, “if I didn’t come out, I wouldn’t be representing my people.”

Meantime, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown says he’s sorry about the 18 year old’s death, but that he feared for his own life during their confrontation this summer.  After a confrontation and struggle, Wilson says Brown grabbed the top of his gun, and that’s when he tried to fire it. He says the gun did not go off the first two times he fired because Brown’s hand was jamming it. The third try was successful.  Read more about the ABC News interview with Wilson by clicking here

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