Ferguson Tonight: Nelly, The Negro Spring, Live Fire From Protesters' Direction, Police Unleash Tear Gas, Flash-Bangs - Live Feed

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UPDATE: Things just went turbo... Live fire from the direction of protesters, police unleash tear gas and stun grenades, drag people from car.

 

 

With the curfew cancelled, the arrival of The National Guard has brought with it new 'rules' as standing become loitering and peaceful protests must keep moving. Several arrests have already been made including 'white' Getty Images photographer Scott Olson. St.Louis native and famous rapper Nelly is on the scene suggesting the people have 'options'. Several protesters have been spotted carrying posters with the words "Negro Spring" on them and this term is beginning to gain traction on social media. As darkness falls (and with no curfew-induced deadline), we suspect the presence of the military will do nothing to resolve roiling tensions as the numbers of protesters is rising rapidly. Perhaps John Oliver said it best - "let's totally demilitarize the police; and if and only if they can get through a month without killing a young black man can get their toys back."

"if you are standing in the street or not moving, you are unlawfully assembled... you will be subject to arrest"

  • SHOTS FIRED ON CANFIELD DRIVE IN FERGUSON. SWAT RUSHING.


 

 

Ferguson is a serious outlier...

 

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The National Guard is in Ferguson...

 

 

 

Marchers are chanting...

 

Rapper Nelly is here...

 

 

And here is his speech...

 

Several protesters have been seen holding these signs...

 

 

 

Getty images photographer Scott Olsen has been arrested...

And then there's this...

And we leave it to John Oliver to brilliantly explain how the crisis began and with his comedic genius explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America’s local police forces...