About 150 protesters in Ferguson are ignoring the curfew and remaining in the streets — and the heavy rain — after midnight.
About 150 people are out on the streets in violation of curfew, according to police radio. Can hear chants of "we ready" at end of street— Joel D. Anderson (@blackink12) August 17, 2014
Some community leaders reportedly built a barricade between police and protesters to buy time and avoid conflict.
Pastors have parked cars to dissect W Florissant between cops at one end and protesters at other. Want to buy time pic.twitter.com/VNLU4btsej— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) August 17, 2014
The remaining protesters want action taken against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. On a live stream, protesters could be heard chanting, "No justice, no curfew!"
Raining pretty hard now. Defiant group of protesters still out in the street. "Indict him and we leave!" shouts a protester. #Ferguson— Ray Downs (@RayDowns) August 17, 2014
Police warned some protesters may have guns.
Many people reporting men with guns, not police, in the area of W. Florissant. We have received several calls stating the same.— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) August 17, 2014