Calm Holds in Streets of Ferguson, Missouri Two Weeks After Police Shooting
Two weeks after a white policeman shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, smaller, quieter street protests prevailed at the weekend, while supporters of the officer rallied separately and called the shooting justified.
Saturday marked the fourth night of relative calm for the St. Louis suburb following nightly spasms of unrest since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. The area’s main street was open to traffic and police presence was down sharply from just 24 hours earlier.
Shortly before midnight, police arrested three people, leading to some tension that soon abated.