ST. LOUIS COUNTY – For the third consecutive night, several people gathered on the streets of Ferguson to demand justice for Michael Brown, a teenager who was shot by a police officer Saturday.
Police in riot gear met with the crowd who stood and sat outside of the QuikTrip that burned down to the ground Sunday ready to break up any outbreak of violence.
Since Sunday night, people have stood side-by-side in the streets to demand justice for Michael Brown. That night and into Monday morning, the protests took a violent turn, which lead to looting and vandalizing throughout North County.
NewsChannel 5's Casey Nolen described periods of calm and tension throughout the night amongst the crowd, but the tension rose toward the latter part of the evening. Police began asking crowds to disperse and go home or be arrested.
Hundreds marched from the QuikTrip to St. Mark's Family Church, where a rally featuring Reverend Al Sharpton and the Brown family was held. The crowd poured out into the street following the meeting where they shouted, "No justice, no peace," according to NewsChannel 5 reporter Christina Coleman. No police or violence was detected.