FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Protestors met with a line of police at the burned QuikTrip on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson evening. Demonstrators have been on the scene most of the day. They were shouting demands and filling the streets.
Demonstrators started marching down the road. Police were concerned that unruly crowds were going to start turning cars over. They told demonstrators to go home. Then they shot tear gas into the crowd. There are also reports of rubber bullets being fired by authorities to break-up the tense situation.
The demonstrators are at the scene because of the police shooting death of Michael Brown. They have been publicly showing their frustrations since the shooting on Saturday. The 18-year-old’s death prompted a protest on Sunday night that turned into looting.
Video of protesters looting this Quiktrip went viral on Sunday. Looters could be seen walking out with items on store shelves. The gas station was then set on fire.