Some Protestors Say Police Firing Tear Gas at Peaceful Protests
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – Some protestors are refuting claims made by police that molotov cocktails and shots fired are what caused officers to shoot tear gas into crowds marching and protesting in Ferguson.
Protestor Leesha Williams was sitting outside of QuikTrip on Sunday night, less than a half hour before the midnight curfew, waiting to go home.
Williams, her voice horse from shouting and then from choking on tear gas, said she and others were peacefully marching toward the command center.
“Before we could do that, they just starting shooting tear gas at us,” she said.
Williams said she and other protestors don’t have problems with police when they stay standing still, but once they start marching, they begin to have problems.
Williams said she is determined to come back and protest until she feels justice is served.
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