Police order protesters off Ferguson streets
FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Officers have ordered protesters off the streets of Ferguson after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations.
Protesters had gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on Tuesday for a second night following a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Despite several arrests, there was a far different feel than the previous night, which saw arson, looting and rioting.
Several hours after nightfall, a group of people broke off from the crowd and marched down from the police department. A police car was torched outside city hall. Police quickly used a fire extinguisher to douse the flames and released tear gas.
Officers soon took to loudspeakers to tell protesters to leave the streets or face arrest.