They didn’t get it, so now they want to shut it down…
FERGUSON • The relative calm leading up to Thanksgiving continued Thursday with reports of sporadic protests at St. Louis-area big-box stores sparsely populated by shoppers taking advantage of expanded holiday shopping hours.
Throughout the day and early evening, police and in some instances National Guard units responded to Twitter posts pointing to imminent demonstrations at area Target and WalMart locations.
Law enforcement upon arrival for the most part encountered one or two of the people responsible for the Tweets.
Thursday’s quiet followed an evening of peaceful demonstration in Ferguson — the site of looting and arson after Monday night’s grand jury announcement that Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson would not be criminally indicted in the fatal shooting in August of teenager Michael Brown.
St. Louis County Police said two people were arrested in Ferguson on Wednesday night, one for failing to heed an order to disburse and the other on a felony warrant.
The parking lot on South Florissant Road where protesters have gathered all week to voice disapproval of the non-indictment to police and National Guard troops stationed at the Ferguson Police Department was empty of everyone but media crews early Thursday night. (read more)