State of emergency: Protesters, police face off following Mike Brown's death anniversary
Following a night of protests in Ferguson that resulted in shots fired, demonstrators continued to make their voices heard Monday as St. Louis County declared a state of emergency in an effort to maintain order. The renewed protests follow the one-year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting.
A black 18-year-old man, reportedly a friend of Michael Brown’s, was shot by police on Sunday. Tear gas was fired after a day of commemoration during which hundreds of people took to the streets of Ferguson.
11 August 201504:22 GMT
Police have said the "12-year-old girl" who was arrested is actually 18 years of age.
Woman arrested was not 12 yoa, but 18. She's 1 of at least 9 arrested in accordance w/State Charge 575.150: Resisting/interfering w/arrest.— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) August 11, 2015
- 03:54 GMT
Dramatic photos of police arresting and facing off with demonstrators in Ferguson tonight.
- 03:52 GMT
A 12-year-old girl has reportedly been arrested, according to accounts on social media.
- 03:20 GMT
Police have reportedly started making arrests and kicking people off the streets.
According to law enforcement, frozen water bottles were thrown at officers.
- 03:03 GMT
Police say rocks and bottles have been thrown at officers near W. Florissant.
Rocks, bottles being thrown at officers staged in front of businesses in the 9200 block of W.Florissant. Officers now putting on helmets.— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) August 11, 2015
- 02:48 GMT
The evening in Ferguson has been quiet compared to the flurry of arrests made earlier in the day. A few marches peaceful have been reported.