The first night of curfew in Ferguson was one of broken promises and brutal suppression from which it seemed, for one beautiful moment, we had turned the corner. Despite an admission from Captain Johnson, who only days prior marched with the protesters and declared “there will be no tear gas tonight,” leading to a more peaceful atmosphere among demonstrators, that there was no looting taking place on Saturday night, police reverted to their previous brutal suppression tactics against the protesters.
Hundreds of protesters left before the curfew took effect, but many remained to fight for their civil rights. The remaining crowd chanted, “No justice! No curfew!” and “We have the right to assemble peacefully,” with demonstrators refusing to leave the area.
In their effort to enforce the curfew in the “sundown town” of Ferguson, police attacked the predominantly African-American protesters who dared disobey this newest massive infringement of their civil rights by staying out after midnight.
At first, it seemed that police would respect the First Amendment right to protest, but about an hour after the newly-imposed curfew it was GAME ON! Approximately seventy police officers, shields raised, formed a line, donned masks, and fired smoke bombs and tear gas on the assembled demonstrators.
[AUTHOR’S NOTE: You know it’s bad when INFOWARS is more reliable than CNN.]
One person filmed what appears to be a tear gas canister aimed directly at a demonstrator on his own property. “This is my [property],” the man shouted before the canister was lobbed directly at him.
Amid the police-inspired chaos, seven were arrested and one person was shot in the neck. Police have not revealed any details in the shooting, but that man may lose his life, according to Johnson, who previously promised that tear gas and armored vehicles would not be used to enforce the curfew. Unfortunately, words and promises seem to have little meaning these days.