Protests continue outside Ferguson Police department after teen fatally shot by police

by The Daily Lede


UPDATE: PROTESTERS HAVE STORMED FERGUSON POLICE HEADQUARTERS AND HAVE GATHERED IN THE HALLWAY DEMANDING TO BE LET INTO PRESS CONFERENCE

Angry residents of Ferguson, MO continue to gather outside the local police department protesting the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown who was gunned down in the street Saturday afternoon.

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Michael Brown was on his way home when the incident occurred. Witnesses say he was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was shot multiple times in the head and chest by an officer after being told to “walk on the sidewalk”.

Police have confirmed the shooting but have yet to give a reason for their actions.

Protesters outside Ferguson’s police headquarters chanted “No justice, no peace” and “Kill the police” and many are now calling for an economic boycott of the town.

Protesters had squared off face-to-face with a small contingent of officers overseeing the demonstration and have, just as of now, broken barricades and begun moving toward the police station.

Reports just in of police from neighboring distracts arriving on scene as the protest continues.

 

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