A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb.
The Salvation Army reports it is falling behind in its red kettle drive, and organizers say it may be the Ferguson effect.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced Friday that they are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for starting the fires that destroyed several local businesses.
“I was so angry and full of raw emotions, as so many others were, and granted, I screamed out words that I shouldn’t have screamed in the heat of the moment,” he said in a statement.
Missouri is extending a program that offers no-interest loans to small businesses damaged by violent demonstrations in and near Ferguson.
Only two local arrests reported early Thursday, as demonstrations escalate elsewhere in the United States.
Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris in Ferguson; they’re hoping for a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest.
National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.
Protests in Ferguson took a violent turn late Tuesday night.
At least two people were arrested Tuesday night in front of the Ferguson police station.