Tibetan Monks living in exile in India flew to Ferguson to show support for Mike Brown and community.
Five Nights at Freddy’s
— David Carson (@PDPJ)August 20, 2014
Most demonstrators in #Ferguson have left West Florissant Ave for the night. Some plan to demonstrate outside Justice Center tomorrow AM.— Jeff Bernthal (@JeffBernthal)August 20, 2014
Water bottle thrown. Cops run. More cops scream get on the side walk. #Ferguson— Akilah Johnson (@akjohnson1922)August 20, 2014
Okay, everybody is moving now. Cops came running up. Young guys running way. Cops shouting OUT OF THE STREETS!— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)August 20, 2014
Bottles thrown at police in #Ferguson. Remaining demonstrators run. Arrests being made.— Jeff Bernthal (@JeffBernthal)August 20, 2014
And there it is. ALMOST a totally peaceful night. Here comes the sirens. They’re throwing bottles.— Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee)August 20, 2014
Police are advancing. The teenagers waiting in the wings get their way. A standoff is about to go down.— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko)August 20, 2014
After period of total rest small group threw bottle, some ran, very few being antagonistic. Police line formed. #ferguson— Willis Arnold (@WillisRArnold)August 20, 2014— Adam Shriver (@AdamJShriver)August 20, 2014— Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun)August 20, 2014
What the fuck? These cops are crazy fucked up hair-triggered cowards. A couple bottles get thrown and they militarize. #Ferguson— RB Blair (@TuxcedoCat)August 20, 2014— Justin Gibson (@JGibsonDem)August 20, 2014
Damn. Something is happening— Patricia Bynes (@Patricialicious)August 20, 2014— Jessica Lussenhop (@Lussenpop)August 20, 2014— Michael Calhoun (@michaelcalhoun)August 20, 2014
Peacekeepers join arms. Separate cops and protesters. pic.twitter.com/wkcMSmFOAp— Nigel Duara (@nigelduara)August 20, 2014
Almost made a full night of peace pic.twitter.com/nQ92UfPQl0— Amanda M. Sakuma (@iamsakuma)August 20, 2014
BREAKING | Unrest in #Ferguson takes a turn. Some protesters link hands to form a line between police and the crowds.— KSDK NewsChannel 5 (@ksdknews)August 20, 2014— Rob Edwards (@RobertDEdwards)August 20, 2014
We have a literally growling dude standing in the media pen with other masked guys, which is sure to end well for all of us.— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)August 20, 2014— Ray Downs (@RayDowns)August 20, 2014
No tear gas (yet). Situation is tense but protesters working hard to try to get people to calm down and go home. #Ferguson— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel)August 20, 2014— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly)August 20, 2014
Media cordoned. Bottles thrown at cops. At least two arrests made. Cop fired into crowd. Calm now. #Ferguson— Willis Arnold (@WillisRArnold)August 20, 2014
"You trained like animals," a kid says to an older guy trying to defuse the situation. The guy gets up in his face. "Say it again."— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)August 20, 2014
Protesters are livid that police officers used mace in an effort to calm them down. This man was maced. https://t.co/5v2ww22Ova— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche)August 20, 2014
A peaceful night turns angry for awhile after bottles thrown at police, @JesseBogan reports.Line of peacekeeping protesters near police— Valerie Schremp Hahn (@valeriehahn)August 20, 2014
Media members seem to be confirming that the media to protestor ratio is actually close to 1:1 which I’ve been wondering about #Fergurson— Evan Wood (@EvanAllenWood)August 20, 2014— Karen Finney (@finneyk)August 20, 2014
Police line starts strobing me as I take this picture. pic.twitter.com/WokdymzJkd— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)August 20, 2014
If we can get through this night without tear gas that will be something. #ferguson— Jessica Lussenhop (@Lussenpop)August 20, 2014
With weapons pointed at media, officers storm INTO media area to arrest a teen who was walking through it pic.twitter.com/akzyKojkj9— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery)August 20, 2014
Three protesters hanging out in media aka “sit here and shut up or else” area just got rushed by police, guns drawn and hand-tied. #Ferguson— Ray Downs (@RayDowns)August 20, 2014
Appears that arrests are working better than tear gas. #Ferguson— Nicholas J.C. Pistor (@nickpistor)August 20, 2014
Peaceful protesters are screaming for the media to go home. They seem to think the agitators are doing it for the cameras.— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko)August 20, 2014
Just told to go into our cars.— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)August 20, 2014
Media being told they have to leave to go to the command center so police can weed out remaining protesters. #ferguson— Gloria Lloyd (@glorialloyd)August 20, 2014
Journalist from Daily Banter was mashed. He can’t see anything. We’re trapped in media area. #Ferguson— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills)August 20, 2014
Officer shoves reporter. “Get that camera out of my face.” Reporter asks for his name “Go fuck yourself,” officer responds— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery)August 20, 2014
"We’re gonna have to do something different" - Cpt Johnson declares. Uh, yeah— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery)August 20, 2014
Amid growing criticism of the military-style equipment and tactics deployed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a Democrat from Georgia plans to introduce the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act” in Congress next month.
Rep. Hank Johnson asked his all his colleagues Thursday to join him in supporting the bill, which he said in a letter “will end the free transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement and ensure that all equipment can be accounted for.”
Images of assault rifle-carrying camouflaged police riding through Ferguson on military vehicles similar to the IED-resistant equipment used by American armed forces in combat have proven to be a jolt of energy for a long-simmering debate about police militarization.
In his letter to Congress, Johnson signaled that he expects his bill to break through the partisan gridlock in the House.
THIS IS A GOOD THING TO CALL YOUR REPS ABOUT.
History in the making.
So I know we’re all excited for Nicki’s video but this happening in Ferguson.
The protests were peaceful and the police had taken down barricades and we’re off to the side protecting businesses and now outta nowhere people are being arrested and I don’t understand like there was almost a peaceful nice