Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Ferguson

Police face off with demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Photo Credit: St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Photo Date: August 2014 (MGN Online)

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday. But instead of confrontations with police, several stopped to talk one-on-one with officers about the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown and tactics used by authorities during previous demonstrations.

While many residents are hopeful that tensions were waning, some say they fear the community's anger could explode anew if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer, Darren Wilson.


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