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Arrests as Ferguson protesters plan shutdown

Arrests begin as Ferguson protesters plan highway shutdown during afternoon rush hour

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who wa...
Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, listens during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The news conference was held ...
Larry Miller holds up his hands after speaking during a public comments portion of a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in F...
Ferguson Mayor James Knowles speaks during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting is the first fo...
A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting is the first for the...
Angela Whitman listens along with a large audience during a  meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting...
Joshua Williams raises his arms during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting is the first for th...
Marurice Brown raises his arms during a public comments portion of a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The...
Taurean Russell speaks during a public comments portion of a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting...

Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2014 file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who wa...

Police Shooting Missouri

Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, listens during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The news conference was held ...

Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

Larry Miller holds up his hands after speaking during a public comments portion of a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in F...

Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles speaks during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting is the first fo...

Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting is the first for the...

Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

Angela Whitman listens along with a large audience during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting...

Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

Joshua Williams raises his arms during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting is the first for th...

Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

Marurice Brown raises his arms during a public comments portion of a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The...

Police Shooting Ferguson Meeting

Taurean Russell speaks during a public comments portion of a meeting of the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The meeting...

FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) -- Authorities have started arresting protesters who were planning to block part of an interstate highway at the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer.

Groups of protesters were gathering near the interstate on-ramps Wednesday ahead of their plans to block access to the highway. After being warned to stay out of the street some refused, and an Associated press reporter saw at least 7 cuffed by police.

Organizers say they want to bring rush hour traffic on the highway to a standstill and expect to be arrested.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol and city and county police departments say they will "enforce the law and ensure public safety" at the protest.


Updated : 2021-10-20 11:48 GMT+08:00