Peace, Justice & Freedom
FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 20 (Reuters) – Police arrested about six people overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury to charge a white police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August.
A few dozen demonstrators, some chanting “Indict that cop,” gathered outside the city police station late on Wednesday in sub-freezing temperatures.
They were faced by officers in riot gear and the arrests were the first in about a week, suggesting tensions were on the rise ahead of the trial ruling.
The grand jury has been meeting for three months to determine whether police officer Darren Wilson broke the law when he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in an incident that exposed long-simmering racial tensions in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.