FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – A couple hundred defiant protesters remained in Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the street.
Hundreds of other protesters left peacefully before the midnight to 5 a.m. deadline took effect Sunday morning.
Remaining protesters mingled, chanted and taunted police, some shouting that they would not abide the curfew. Police dressed in riot gear were keeping their distance.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Saturday declared a state of emergency in Ferguson the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer.
Crowds that were in the hundreds prior to the curfew had dwindled significantly in the final hour.
(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Owner Of Looted Dellwood Business Still Mad At Gov. Nixon
- “Ferguson Collaborative” Lays Out Consent Decree Demands
- STL Police Assoc. Takes Unanimous No Confidence Vote in Circuit Attorney
- Man Gets 6 Years for Break-In, Looting in Ferguson Unrest
- Ferguson To Trump: Come See What We’re Really Like
- Trump Says Ferguson Among Most Dangerous Places in World