Ferguson Looters Target Store Where Michael Brown Allegedly Stole Cigars
After a brief period of calm, the streets of Ferguson, Missouri became violent again Friday night and early Saturday morning after a day in which police there released both the name of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown and surveillance video that shows Brown and a friend allegedly stealing cigars from a convenience store shortly before the shooting. As CNN reports in the video below, some looters targeted the store where that surveillance video was shot.
The CNN crew reported seeing at least three Molotov cocktails thrown, though said they created little damage. Much of the action was centered around the Ferguson Market and Liquor store, where police say Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson committed a “strong-arm robbery” last Saturday.
But shortly after the lotting took place at that store, dozens of protesters lined up in front of it, saying they were there to protect it from further damage. The protesters stood with their hands in the air, chanting, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”
Watch video below, via CNN:
[Photo via screengrab]
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