Protests return in Ferguson for second night

5 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago Thursday, April 30 2015 Apr 30, 2015 Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:54:05 AM CDT April 30, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

FERGUSON (AP) - Protesters have returned to Ferguson a day after looting, fires and gunfire broke out during demonstrations over the death of a black man who died of spinal injuries after his arrest by Baltimore police.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports several dozen people marched down West Florissant Avenue in the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday night protesting the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

That same area was the site of numerous protests following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed, by a white Ferguson police officer in August.

A Ferguson Police Department spokesman says three people were shot during protests Tuesday night and four police cars were damaged when they were pelted by rocks and chunks of asphalt thrown by demonstrators.

 

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