Late Sunday, police fired tear gas at hundreds of angry protesters who were marching down the town’s main thoroughfare toward a police command center. “We had to act to protect lives and property,” declared Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is in command in Ferguson. “Police were shot at, makeshift barricades were set up to block police, bottles and rocks were thrown at police,” Johnson added , describing the situation. “They began shooting into the crowd with women, children, and the peaceful, innocent protesters who were here exercising our constitutional rights,” declared, on the other part, Yah Ammi, 30, one of the protesters. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called the National Guard. He declared a state of emergency and implemented nightly curfews in Ferguson.
President Obama, who returned to the White House from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation late Sunday nigh is expected to have meetings at the White House on Monday and Tuesday for many problems including with Attorney General Eric Holder on the investigation of the recent police shooting in Ferguson.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened a civil rights investigation of the shooting. A preliminary autopsy determined Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head and four times in the right arm.