Protests in Ferguson failed to quell after the release of the name of the police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager. As hundreds continued to rally Friday, some individuals stormed local stores.
The street mayhem continued in the Missouri town as protesters took to the streets for the sixth day in a row. About 200 protesters clashed with police forces, who used teargas on the demonstrators.
Some protesters pelted rocks and other objects at police, said police chief Thomas Jackson, adding that one teargas canister was fired at the crowd to calm the unrest. He added that one officer was hurt.
The protests continued despite the release of the name of the police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on Saturday.
At a news conference Friday, Chief Jackson named Officer Darren Wilson as Brown’s shooter. In addition, Jackson released documents alleging that Brown stole a $48.99 box of cigars from the convenience store. Police also reported that they found evidence of the stolen merchandise on Brown’s body.
The same store Brown was accused of robbing was stormed by looters later Friday, together with several other shops. However, the residents who take to the streets try to support public order. On Saturday many woke up early to clean the streets and help local businesses restore order in their shops.
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