FROM Mariah Stewart
Protests in Ferguson Escalate over the Weekend, Violence Erupts Last night there was violence again in Ferguson, Missouri — on the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. Gunfire interrupted Police Chief Andre Anderson as he talked with reporters. Mariah Stewart is the Huffington Post ’s Ferguson Fellow. She covers the St Louis Metropolitan area.
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