Ferguson Presser Goes Off the Rails as Residents Shout Down Governor
What started as a press conference by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Saturday afternoon quickly devolved into an often angry community meeting as residents of Ferguson demanded justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was shot by a police officer there one week ago. The initial interruption by a women who called on Nixon to charge officer Darren Wilson with murder was just the beginning.
After announcing a curfew that will be in effect from midnight to 5 a.m. nightly, Nixon opened up the floor to questions. He was repeatedly interrupted by chants of “We want justice!” when he failed to say whether an indictment against the officer was forthcoming. At times, he stepped back to let Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson and others attempt to calm tensions in the packed room.
Watch full video of the press conference below, via Fox News:
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