State trooper hits out at 'violent ag...

State trooper hits out at 'violent agitators'

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David Mccormack

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 19, 2014
They know but they don't do anything about it
Two shot and 31 arrested as violence descends on Ferguson for a ninth night: State trooper hits out at 'violent agitators' using demonstrations to commit crimes as town resembles a war zone
Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, charged with quelling protests, claims some people are using demonstrations to commit crime
Comments follow ninth night of violence as town starts to look like war zone
Tense standoffs lead to police throwing teargas and stun grenades after they claimed Molotov cocktails had been thrown at them
CNNís Don Lemon and Jack Tapper were presenting live from the middle of protests when the teargas was thrown and were forced to wear masks
Police later moved the media on after a shooting was reported in the area
Ron Johnson later said two demonstrators had been shot - but not by police
Earlier the protests had been relatively peaceful and subdued in comparison to Sunday and Saturday
Although there was no curfew, police had been strictly enforcing protesters to keep moving along the sidewalk or face being arrested
National Guard arrived in Missouri after being ordered to help restore order
President Obama said on Monday although he sympathized with 'passions and anger' in Ferguson, looting and attacks on police could not continue
Medical examiner hired by the family said on Monday the 18-year-old was shot six times - including a 'kill shot to the head'
Officer Darren Wilson, 28, revealed on Friday as the cop who shot dead the unarmed teenager. He is on paid leave pending the investigation
By David Mccormack and Louise Boyle for MailOnline
Published: 19:45 EST, 18 August 2014 | Updated: 06:53 EST, 19 August 2014

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