Curfew, state of emergency in Ferguson, Missouri

Protests in Ferguson, MO - August 13, 2014

FERGUSON, Missouri — After another night of looting and reports of violence, more rules have been put in place in Ferguson, Missouri.

A curfew has been imposed from midnight through 5 a.m.
The Missouri Highway Patrol report three officers were injured in encounters with protesters and looters.

Due to earlier complaints of police force, police mostly stood back while stores were looted overnight.

One of the hardest hit stores was the one police say Michael Brown was in ten minutes before he was shot and killed by a police officer.

Video from the store shows a male fitting the description of Brown, including the same clothes, trying to steal from the store and assaulting a store employee.

The owners of that store vow to be armed and standing outside tonight, though there is little left to take.

There are still many questions about the actual shooting.

“This is a test. The eyes of the world are watching,” said Governor Nixon this afternoon.

In a video posted to YouTube, a man who says he was a witness describes Brown as running from the officer, then as the officer gets out of the car, the man said Brown turned around and ran toward the officer.

The man can be heard about 6:50 into the recording.

Other witnesses have said Brown was running away with his hands up.

Police say he struggled with an officer and tried to get his gun before running.

The video may be disturbing and offensive to some.


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