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BREAKING NEWS-OFFICER SHOT

A police officer  in University City, a suburb of St. Louis was shot in the arm  at about 11:30 Monday night.

Police said it appears the officer will be OK. It happened at Canton and Lamb avenues, just northeast of Millar Park.

It is not yet known if this is connected to the protests in Ferguson which is six miles away.

Violence in Ferguson continues, a press conference about an hour ago with St. Louis Police Chief Jon Belmar said at least a dozen buildings were burning and that he had heard at least 150 gunshots, none fired by police.

So far 29 arrests have been made.

Looters have hit a Walgreens , and Autozone, and also set fire to a beauty supply after looting it and a Little Casears Pizza.

All airline flights in and out of St Louis Lambert Airport have been grounded until later this morning.

In New York, hundreds marched through Union Square holding signs saying “Jail Killing Cops” and “Resistance Is Justified.” Protesters were penned in an area at the northern end of the square, behind a ring of police officers. They pushed the metal police barriers aside and rushed towards the southern end of the square where holiday kiosks selling crafts were set up. The protesters yelled, “No justice, no peace, no racist police.”

In downtown Tempe, AZ., about 60 people showed up at Tempe Town Lake, splintering intwo two groups after a verbal dispute over protest tactics. One group walked toward the Tempe police station and courts building chanting expletives and anti-police sentiments. The other group calmly walked in a different direction.

Protesters in Oakland, Calif., lay in the middle of an intersection in silent protest, then marched down Broadway shouting, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “Black lives matter — all lives matter.” Protesters moved on from downtown to Interstate 580, stopping westbound traffic for about an hour.

In Philadelphia, several hundred protesters marched through downtown yelling “No justice, no peace, no racist police!” A similar protest of about 50 people in Pittsburgh was short-lived. Activists said they planned to regroup Tuesday at the federal courthouse.

About 15 people gathered in front of the Theodore Levin United States Federal Courthouse in Detroit earlier on Monday night. The small group prayed and joined hands in the bitter cold as they awaited the decision. Rev. Charles Williams II, senior pastor at the Historic King Solomon Baptist Church of Detroit and Michigan regional president for the National Network, said the protest was held to demand justice and call for the U.S. Department of Justice to step in and prosecute Wilson.

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  1. East cnty redneck

    Just forget three fact that he (Brown) robbed and stole cigars….disobeyed an order by the law…hit the law….but yet they still say racial profiling…. ridiculous….it just doesn’t matter if white…black…or whatever….law is law…and to see all that carrying on Monday night…fires…looting…and such makes you wonder why some people have such a bad rap….hope all this mess gets settled

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