Looting Reported as Riot Police Called to Ferguson Protests
Protests over the slaying of a teenage boy reportedly turned violent on Sunday evening in the Missouri city of Ferguson.
On Saturday afternoon a police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed at the time, setting off a wave of protests. Read our extensive coverage of the incident here.
Portions of the crowds gathered for a vigil on Sunday have reportedly turned violent. Footage emerged on social media of crowds swarming a QuickTrip convenience store, looting and causing damage:
— David Carson (@PDPJ) August 11, 2014
Video from the scene as well:
Others have reported seeing protestors hurling rocks at passing police vehicles:
Protestors are hurling rocks at any police car that passes. #MichaelBrown
— Rachel Lippmann (@rlippmann) August 11, 2014
KMOV-TV alleges that protestors also smashed out a window of their live news truck.
According to multiple outlets, riot police have been called to the scene.
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