‘Peaceful protest’ following night of unrest in Ferguson


by KMOV.com staff


Posted on August 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 11 at 4:40 PM

FERGUSON, Missouri (KMOV.com) – Protesters took the streets of Ferguson, Missouri Monday morning for a ‘peaceful protest’ following a night of rioting and looting in the city.  While the protests were peaceful, a few arrests were made when orders from police were not followed.

Protesters walked through the streets with their hands in the air to protest the officer-involved shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Demonstrators were outside of the Ferguson Police Department starting at 10:00 a.m. Hundreds of protesters swarmed the area and were met with a line of police officers.

News 4’s Mike Colombo was on the scene and said protesters chanted “hey, oh killer cops have got to go” and “don’t shoot.”

Many demonstrators said they want police to release the identity of the police officer who shot Brown. Protesters were also asking for more African Americans to be on Ferguson's police force.

Watch: View of protest from Skyzoom 4

Colombo said officers asked protesters to leave the area, when they did not they were taken into custody by police.  Police said about ten people were taken into custody.

Many demonstrators told News 4 they are hopeful justice and peace can come hand in hand.