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Almost 2 dozen arrested during late-night protest in Ferguson

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St. Louis County Police arrest people along West Florissant Avenue, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots. St. Louis County Police arrest people along West Florissant Avenue, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots.
Officers and protesters face off along West Florissant Avenue, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots. Officers and protesters face off along West Florissant Avenue, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots.
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Almost two dozen people were arrested during a demonstration in Ferguson Monday night, police said.

The demonstration started when a large group of people gathered on West Florissant and police lined the street across from them.

Around 10:15 p.m., a group of protesters briefly blocked West Florissant and authorities said someone threw a frozen water bottle at officers.

During the night, one officer was hit in the chest with a rock but was uninjured.

Police told News 4 they never had to use smoke or tear gas overnight.

There were no reports of shootings, shots fired, burglaries, looting or property damages within Ferguson Monday night. There were also no injuries reported by protesters or authorities.

Throughout the overnight hours, a group of men who refer to themselves as the "Oath Keepers" were on the streets armed with guns. During the unrest last year, the group started standing guard at businesses along West Florissant but police told them they were violating a city ordinance because they were not licensed guards. 

Between 9:30 p.m. and 12:15 a.m. 22 people were arrested. Majority of the arrested suspects were taken into custody for interfering with an officer and unlawful assembly. 

Monday night’s protests occurred hours after 63 protesters were arrested for shutting down both directions of Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Bridge.  

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