Police arrested 35 protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, the town that was catapulted into the international limelight due to the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager last month. Demonstrators were attempting to block a highway to protest the police killing. teleSUR
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The standoff between protesters and riot police in a St. Louis suburb over the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has entered its fourth night after the initially peaceful demonstrations turned violent. On Wednesday night an estimated 500 protesters ignored a night curfew declared by law enforcement. Chanting “Hands Up! Don't Shoot!,” they faced-off against riot police. After failing to disperse the demonstrators, officers fired tear gas and flashbangs in an attempt to clear the road. The protesters struck back, lobbing Molotov cocktails and smoke bombs. The latest night of violence came after a QuikTrip convenience store was looted and torched on Sunday night, a little over a day after the fatal shooting of Brown. The fatal shooting of Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a yet-to-be identified white police officer, has sparked a nationwide fury. The clash has worsened racial tensions in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where the majority of residents are black and all but three of its 53 police officers white. St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said police would review their use of military-style tactics after the night ended. He said that police did not yet know whether they would use the same tactics again if there was another protest.
An American police officer in Missouri has used some harsh words to describe protesters in Ferguson, calling them rabid dogs. The officer has expressed contempt for the protesters on his Facebook account. St Louis area Police Department now says the man has been suspended for his questionable conduct. Meanwhile, a new poll suggests that most African-Americans have lost confidence in the US justice system, especially since the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Based on a New York Times CBS News poll, about six in 10 Blacks said they had little to no confidence that the investigation into Brown's shooting would be handled fairly. The 18-year-old's death at the hands of a white police officer has stirred racial tensions in the majority-Black town.
VIDEO HAS BEEN SCREENED FOR PROFANITY, PLEASE REVIEW EDIT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS MATERIAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Police in Portland, Oregon say they arrested 10 people overnight Saturday into Sunday (November 30) after chaotic scuffles with protesters who had spilled into the streets in solidarity with events in Ferguson, Missouri. Local media reports the scuffles started after protesters held a march which featured African American activist Jesse Jackson. Police say they made the arrests after a large group of demonstrators lied down in a street and refused to clear the road. Police claim a few protesters threw bottles at officers and described the demonstrators as "very confrontational." Local TV footage showed protesters running from police and one man dancing on top of a police SUV.
The first arrests have been made in New York City, where people are out in the streets holding banners reading "Don't shop and don't shoot.” Rallies are being held in a movement of solidarity with the Ferguson protests. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.