Protests over the fatal shooting of teenager by police in the Missouri town of Ferguson led to violent rioting late Sunday as looters sacked convenience stores, a liquor store and other businesses.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, business owners were forced to turn out with their own arms to defend their stores.
“It’s bad,” said Jimmy Muhammad, whose uncle owns a United Mart in Ferguson where a front door was shattered by rioters seeking “justice.” “I don’t blame the police, but they can’t keep up.”
The violence followed protests over the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown in a confrontation with police on Saturday. Police say the teenager struggled for control of an officer’s gun before the shooting, according to the New York Times.
But protesters said the teen was killed without reason. And to prove it, apparently, decided to tear up businesses in Ferguson that had things they wanted, like a liquor store and a Walmart, the Post-Dispatch reported.
Here are some scenes of the rioting from Twitter, Twitchy and other sources.
— Cassandra Vinograd (@CassVinograd) August 11, 2014
— David Carson (@PDPJ) August 11, 2014
The scenes made some incredulous.
— Brian Weber (@BWEB1399) August 11, 2014
Apparently it is.
I’m not saying riots are “ok”, but they are the outcome of oppression. “Riots are the voice of unheard people” -MLK #Ferguson
— Omar Abreu (@omarabreu92) August 11, 2014
Funny how the “outcome of oppression” almost always involves booze.
— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethKSDK) August 11, 2014
And check out this report on the activities of “unheard people” from Fox News 2 in St. Louis.
No justice, no peace.
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