Raw: Capt. Johnson holds early Thurs morning press conference in Ferguson

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:12 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 21 at 2:14 AM

(KMOV.com) – Wednesday night in Ferguson was marked by relative calm.

Authorities said there were very few incidents, but six people were arrested.  Police said someone threw a bottle at an officer near Canfield around 8:00 p.m.

Two people protesting in support of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Michael Brown, Jr, were removed from a crowd of protesters.

"Tonight, the radios were mostly quiet," Captain Ron Johnson with the Missouri Highway Patrol said. "There were no Molotov cocktails, no fires, no shootings. Tonight we deployed no smoke, no tear gas, and no mace."

The crowd protesting was smaller compared to previous nights. Johnson credited clergy members for the peaceful night.

"The clergy have been a great example of the strength of this community," Johnson said. 

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