Raw Video: Turning point early Wednesday, protesters sprinting


by KMOV.com Staff


Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 20 at 12:03 AM

(KMOV.com) - The mood in Ferguson was relatively calm until early Wednesday morning when there were reports of shots fired.

Shots were fired around 12:00 a.m. Officers chased several people near Florissant and Canfield, and bottles were then thrown at police. 

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(KMOV.com) – Protests in Ferguson have been peaceful Tuesday night.

News 4’s Julian Johnson said the mood has been relatively calm compared to nights when clashes occurred, but he also said the mood could be calmer. The make-up of the crowd has changed from an older crowd to a younger crowd as the night has gone on.

Chants have been yelled from “No Justice, No Peace,” to “Time to Kill a Cop.”

Johnson also observed that police have been very quick to enforce the static assembly rule, which requires protesters to keep moving. A larger number of officers are also in the area where protests are being held.

Many protesters have been upset with the way in which police have patrolled the protests. Many have said their rights have been ignored or violated.

“I talked to a lady who said ‘you put smoke and gas in my house last night in my home. Why?’ I said ‘last night there were gentlemen on the corner with handguns and if I don’t use tear gas, there is a gunfight between an officer and a citizen,” Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said.