Looting in Ferguson, Mo.: 'Y'all want to buy something?'
By Matt Pearce contact the reporter
In Ferguson, Mo., early Saturday morning, Times reporter Matt Pearce reported live at the scene of looting and protests.
The unrest came after a day of mainly peaceful protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer a week ago. That calm came after days of tense confrontations between protesters and the police. Trouble began again early Saturday after a crowd gathered in the area near a mini-mart that authorities allege Brown had robbed shortly before he was killed.
Protests in the area soon deteriorated into looting. [Note: The first tweet below was sent at 1:32 a.m. local time. Missouri is two hours ahead of the West Coast.]
Matt Pearce ✔ @mattdpearce
Whatever the mood was when I was here three hours ago, jubilant, relaxed, is scattered and chaotic now.
1:32 AM - 16 Aug 2014
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