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VIDEO-Times Square SHUT DOWN by thousands marching as Ferguson protests spin-off across the country on fifth night of tensions over gunned down teen | Mail Online
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:23
The New York rally in support of Michael Brown began Thursday evening in a march up Broadway before culminated in Times SquareHead of highway patrol, put in charge of Ferguson security by Governor Jay Nixon on Thursday, the St Louis suburb resembled a 'war zone'In addition to vigils in Ferguson and New York, there have been protests planned across the country via TwitterFerguson police have said that on Friday they will name the police officer who shot BrownBy Josh Gardner and Louise Boyle and Daniel Bates for MailOnline
Published: 21:16 EST, 14 August 2014 | Updated: 08:23 EST, 15 August 2014
The fifth night of demonstrations in support of gunned down Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown saw scores of protesters marching through the streets of New York in a vigil that culminated in Times Square Thursday night.
Tensions flared as some protestors attempted to shove their way through a police barricade set up in their path toward the beating heart of the city.
Police held their own and tempers soon calmed, but as night gripped New York, the already congested Times Square ground to a halt as over 1000 marchers flowed into the streets to demand an end to police brutality and militarization and justice for 18-year-old Brown.
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Taking to the streets: Thousands of protesters clogged Manhattan streets Thursday night before bringing Times Square to a stand still as they demonstrated in support of gunned down Missouri teen Michael Brown
Bright lights: The New york vigil was one of many nationwide and saw thousands clog the streets of Times Square on Thursday
The group chanted 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' in their march toward midtown that tied up traffic in the hours after the evening rush.
According to WABC, police for the most part allowed the protest to move forward unhampered before forcing them into a corral at 42nd Street and 9th Avenue.
Authorities, not nearly as heavily armed or intimidating as the now widely criticized Ferguson police were in previous nights of protest, kept the group confined with orange netting and only allowed people to disperse in small groups.
Some arrests were made, though an exact number remained unclear.
New York's was one of a slew of protests and vigils held nationally--from Miami to Houston to Chicago and Los Angeles--as part of the National Day of Silence in Remembrance of Michael Brown.
Paused at police precinct: The group chanted 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' in their march from Union Square to Times Sqaure
Peaceful: A few demonstrators were arrested while the New York demonstration remained largely peaceful
Vigil: The New York vigil sprung up around the National Day of Silence in Remembrance of Mike Brown, the unarmed teen shot by Ferguson, Missouri police
'New York stands with Ferguson': The protest culminated in Times Square after a march through Manhattan began at Union Square around 7pm
Swarm: An overhead shot reveals the massive extent of the New York City crowds as they swarmed Times Square
Thousands gather in New York to mourn Michael Brown
Meanwhile, in Missouri, a black police chief who is now in charge of policing the protests in St Louis over the death of a black teenager walked among the crowd as he began the 'shift' away from military style policing.
Captain Ron Johnson said: 'I'm not afraid to be in this crowd today' as he marched with 1,000 people in the suburb of Ferguson.
The Missouri Highway Patrol chief said he wanted a 'new day' and an end to the violence.
Protests are planned for a fifth night in Ferguson, the once quiet suburb of St Louis, where Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said today that State Highway Patrol will take over supervision of security.
Capt. Ronald Johnson, foreground, commander of Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop C, addresses media on Thursday after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, right, announced that Johnson and the Highway Patrol will be taking over security at the Ferguson protest scene
Riot police clear a street with smoke bombs while clashing with demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri on a fourth night of violence on Wednesday
Officials hoped that the change in law enforcement would end the days of violence between protesters and officers following Saturday's fatal shooting of Brown. Governor Nixon said security will be overseen by Captain Johnson who is black, said he grew up in the community.
Asked how he thought about the death of Michael Brown, who was gunned down by a white cop, he said: 'If that was my son, if that was my friend, how would I feel?'
As night fell however it remained to be seen if the goodwill would endure.
Most of the violence over the past four days in this Missouri city has come after dark.
Johnson was asked to take over from St Louis County Police after their heavy handed tactics - involving tear gas and riot police - were condemned and commented on by President Obama.
The new approach involved Johnson coming down to the crowd himself around 5.30pm
He was hugged by a reverend and did numerous interviews to the media - until now the commanding officer was nowhere to be seen.
Peaceful: Early demonstrations in Ferguson have so far been peaceful with groups of all ages gathering to remember Michael Brown and make a stand against police brutality
Solidarity: Groups across the U.S. held vigils and demonstrations to support Ferguson against police brutality today. Here crowds are pictured protesting in Miami
Black officers walked among the protestors and listened to them and white officers made hand signals to each other to stay calm.
Captain Ronnie Johnson, of St Louis Police, said: 'The community asked for nourishment and we're going to give it to them'.
Earlier a crowd of 1,000 had peacefully marched from the gas station that was torched during the riots and stopped outside the spot where Michael was shot dead.
He said that he would work to restore peace to his community which he said had been turned into a 'war zone.'
A chain of protests has spread across the U.S. and appeared to have been started by the Twitter hashtag #NMOS14, which called for a national moment of silence for 18-year-old Brown.
On Thursday starting 7pm (EST), hundreds of groups began to peacefully protest in locations from New York City to Detroit, DC, Chicago, Boston and Hawaii against police brutality.
Amnesty International tweeted: 'Tonight we're joining National Moment of Silence for victims of police brutality.'
Public outcry: Here Rev. Traci Blackmon talks to demonstrators at the site where Michael Brown was shot and killed
Don't shoot: Protestors are outraged about the death of unarmed Michael Brown
Teach For America added: 'We are joining tonight's #NMOS14 at 7pm ET.'
Governor Nixon championed people's right to publicly protest on Thursday but said that Ferguson would not tolerate violence.
'Ferguson will not be defined as a community that was torn apart by violence but will be known as a community that pulled together to overcome it,' Nixon said at a news conference earlier on Thursday.
'What's gone on here over the last few days is not what Missouri is about, it is not what Ferguson is about. This is a place where people work, go to school, raise their families and go to church, a diverse community, a Missouri community,' he added.
His strong words followed a phone call from Obama earlier in the day, where the President expressed concern over how the protests were being handled.
TAKING CHARGE: WHO ARE THE MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL? The Missouri State Highway Patrol today took over command of response to protests in Ferguson following the cop shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown.
The primary purpose of the highway patrol 'is to enforce the traffic laws and promote safety upon the highways', according to Chapter 43 of the State Highway Patrol statute in Missouri, dated August 2013.
However the legislation goes on to say that Missouri state highway patrol has 'full power and authority' as a law enforcement agency.
Highway patrol officers have jurisdiction anywhere in the state of Missouri.
Heavily-militarized units of officers have been patrolling the streets of Ferguson, a St Louis suburb, deploying canisters of tear gas, rubber bullets and smoke bombs.
St Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said officers on Wednesday night, the fourth night of violence, tossed tear gas to disperse a large crowd of protesters after some threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at officers. More than 10 people were arrested in Ferguson.
'In talking to these guys, it is scary,' Schellman said of officers on the front lines of the protest. 'They hear gunshots going off, and they don't know where they're coming from.'
Obama said today there was no place in America for police brutality but appealed for 'peace and calm' on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri following the cop shooting of Michael Brown.
The President has ordered the FBI and Department of Justice to conduct an 'open and transparent' investigation into the death of the unarmed 18-year-old student on Saturday. Obama said Brown's death occurred 'in heartbreaking and tragic circumstances'.
President Obama held a press conference from Martha's Vineyard today where he is on vacation. He appealed for peace and calm in Ferguson, Missouri following the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by a police officer
Despite speaking up for the public's right to demonstrate, the President went on to say there was 'no excuse' for violence against police or the looting which were done under the guise of protests.
Michael Brown was shot dead on Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer
He said: 'There is never an excuse for violence against police, or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting.
'There's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protesters, or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights.'
Obama also referred to the arrest of two journalists on Wednesday night, saying that it was not acceptable for police to arrest reporters who were just doing their job by sharing with the public what they saw on the ground.
The President held a press conference from his vacation spot in Martha's Vineyard on Thursday afternoon to address the escalating situation in Missouri.
Obama spoke with Attorney General Eric Holder today who was closely following the situation in Ferguson.
The Department of Justice will conduct an independent investigation into Brown's death.
'I made clear to the Attorney General that we should do what is necessary to help determine exactly what happened and to see that justice is done,' he said.
Obama called the images of clashes between police and protesters as 'deeply disturbing' but said that he had faith in Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to restore peace and ensure that justice is done.
President Obama speaks with Attorney-General Eric Holder on Thursday on the escalating situation in Ferguson, Missouri. The President has tasked the Department of Justice with conducting an 'open and transparent' investigation into teenager Michael Brown's death
Obama calls for peace in Missouri after shooting
Obama said he had spoken with Governor Nixon, calling him a 'good man' and a 'fine governor'. adding that he had faith in him to take control of the situation.
The President said that although 'emotions are raw in Ferguson', it must be remembered that behind the widespread unrest was the death of a young man.
He said: 'We lost a young man, Michael Brown, in heartbreaking and tragic circumstances. He was 18 years old, and his family will never hold Michael in their arms again.'
An individual called tef_poe posted this image on Instagram earlier today as evidence of police tactics in Ferguson which has involved rubber bullets, tear gas and smoke bombs. The caption said that this lady is a pastor and was praying when she was shot by a rubber bullet
Howard University students, pictured today, standing up in protest against the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri
Obama closed his remarks by saying: 'Let's remember that we're all part of one American family. We are united in common values and that includes the belief in equality under the law, respect for public order and the right to peaceful public protests.'
Governor Nixon traveled to Ferguson on Thursday where he announced there would be an 'operational shift' in policing in the town.
Nixon has faced criticism for not doing more to control the violence in the St Louis suburb.
At the community meeting, Sierra Smith, who lives in the neighborhood where Brown was shot, told the governor 'the police have no respect at all for the community'.
Nixon responded that the Bill of Rights gives the people 'the right speak truth to power' and 'we will work to live out those rights'.
NewsChannel 5 reported that the FBI will now take the reins in Ferguson, overseeing a large part of the investigation into the shooting. The FBI will also be in charge of operations and protests in the suburb.
The local police, including St Louis County, will be under the charge of the FBI. The Department of Justice are also sending special prosecutors to assist with the investigation.
Reporter recounts experience being arrested in Missouri
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon told clergy and community leaders today at a church that there will be an 'operational shift' in law enforcement in Ferguson, with the FBI taking greater control
President Obama (pictured on vacation in Martha's Vineyard today) talks on phone with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon about the escalating unrest in Ferguson today
Governor promises 'a different tone' in Ferguson
Radio airs confrontation between police and protesters
During a fourth night of protests over the teen's death in Ferguson on Thursday, heavily-armed SWAT police trained their guns on the public and fired tear gas to disperse crowds.
An estimated 500 people ignored the night curfew imposed by police and instead faced-off against officers chanting: 'Hands Up! Don't Shoot!'
After repeatedly asking them to disperse, the riot police then fired tear gas into the crowd to break it up.
The protesters that remained began pitched street battles with police and lobbed Molotov cocktails at the camouflage-clad officers who responded with more tear gas, rubber bullets and smoke bombs.
There were no immediate reports of injuries from the violence but later on Thursday, an image was posted to an Instagram account by 'tef_poe' showing a middle-aged lady, identified as a Pastor of America, who had been praying when she was hit with a rubber bullet.
The rubber bullet left a bloody wound ringed with dark bruising on the woman's abdomen. A caption next to the image read: 'For all those who think this is a joke or think we are being irrational, this lady is a pastor she was praying when they shot her.'
There were at least ten arrests. Among them were two journalists, working for the Huffington Post and Washington Post, who were arrested while working in a McDonald's. Ryan J. Reilly and Wesley Lowery were taken into custody but later released.
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