Unrest continues in Ferguson, Missouri
Two people were shot and another 31 arrested in the latest round of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri overnight following the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man ten days ago.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson spoke to the media shortly after this latest violent incident.
"Anyone who has been at these protests understands there is a dangerous dynamic in the night. It allows a small number of violent agitators to hide in the crowd and then attempt chaos. The catalyst can be bottles thrown, Molotov cocktails and of course shots fired," Johnson said. "Because of the danger posed tonight, i want to encourage the good people of this area to come out tomorrow and protest during the daytime hours. Make your voices heard when you can be seen and not be a violent cover for agitators. That is my suggestion."
Protesters filled the streets after nightfall Monday, and police say bottles and Molotov cocktails were thrown from the crowd and that some officers had come under heavy gunfire. Officers fired tear gas and flash grenades.
Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol says "a dangerous dynamic" is developing at night in Ferguson. He's urging protesters with peaceful intent to demonstrate during the daytime hours.
The National Guard is in the area but keeping its distance for now.
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to travel to Ferguson tomorrow to meet with FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown.