A mob of protesters disrupted speakers, threatened violence, and accused police of murder as the fallout from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., reignited and threatened to explode in the coming weeks.
And several people who openly disagreed with the mob needed a police escort to get out.
This was the scene of a Council meeting in St. Louis County that was hijacked by the same apparent lawless mob that terrorized the city in August. The attempt to conduct regular business of the county collapsed into two hours of near chaos and mob rule, according to an account by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.18-year old Michael Brown was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson, under circumstances of great dispute. What is not in dispute is that Brown robbed a convenience store minutes before the shooting, and 12 witnesses said they saw Brown assault Officer Wilson, who was seriously injured. Other witnesses claimed Brown had his hands up when shot — an account contradicted by the Brown family’s own autopsy report.
After Brown’s death a mob looted and burned 57 businesses in Ferguson and adjacent towns, many of which will not return.
The case is in the hands of a grand jury – which now has until January to decide whether Officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges. But the mob at Tuesday night’s meeting demanded the justice system be ignored and Wilson placed under arrest now.
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