Update 2: It is after midnight in Ferguson and the curfew is now in effect for the next 5 hours. However, it appears that the curfew has already been broken. The ball is in the police's court:
Update: 3 minutes before midnight, it appears the curfew has had an effect on the local population:
With help from New Black Panther Party leader, crowds dwindle significantly in Ferguson minutes before curfew: http://t.co/aIN5Vwdi4Y— The Associated Press (@AP) August 17, 2014
6 MINUTES TO CURFEW: Riot police are on the move.— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) August 17, 2014
4 MINUTES TO CURFEW: Reports of armed protesters refusing to leave the streets.— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) August 17, 2014
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As reported earlier, the governor of Missouri announced earlier his afternoon that starting midnight, a curfew will be imposed on Ferguson until 5 am as part of the state of emergency unviled by the governor. The only problem is that with about an hour to go, the protesters have filled the streets and are refusing to disperse, even as police in riot gear is present and roadblocks have been setup.
People staying dry. 11 One hour til ???? curfew. pic.twitter.com/cypxXa27FM— Jeremy Kohler (@jeremykohler) August 17, 2014
The local police have cordoned off local storefronts as if expecting a repeat of last night's looting, which suggests that everyone now expects that the imposed curfew will be violated
Furthermore, and quite unexpectedly, none other than the founder of Twitter appears to be on the scene, livetweeting himself:
"At 11:30 we rolling out. I love my people too much. 11:30. Let's roll." #Ferguson— Jack (@jack) August 17, 2014
So will this be another violent night, this time with mass arrests, as the Ferguson population violates the governor's curfew, or will everyone manage to get along? Track the events in real time as they are about to unfold with these three live feeds.