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Ferguson Fury Spreads from Missouri to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Tense protests and standoffs with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, now reaching a fever pitch one week after a white police officer shot an unarmed black 18 year old Michael Brown last Saturday night.
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Making news around the nation and the Natural State-tense protests and standoffs with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, now reaching a fever pitch one week after a white police officer shot an unarmed black 18 year old Michael Brown last Saturday night.

The first night of curfew in Ferguson, Missouri is over, but not without more violence.

Smoke and tear gas once again filled the air and ended with at least seven more arrests.

President Obama is set to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday to discuss the situation, as law enforcement, and lawmakers do what they can to maintain peace.

"We are trying to use the least amount of force to provide people the ability to speak while also protecting the property of the people of Ferguson," says Gov. Jay Nixon, (D) Missouri.

Earlier on Sunday, the Justice Department announced an autopsy on Brown is expected to be completed as soon as possible.

The news comes on the heels of services held on Sunday to remember Brown.

Meanwhile, new images continue to pour in on social media of another round of violence in the city, complete with riots and tear gas.

In Little Rock, Philander Smith students joined community members protesting Brown's death.

With flags in hand, students took over the steps of the state capitol and a nearby overpass this weekend, in support of ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri.


"The message is that, C.O.P. stands for citizen on patrol meaning you don't have the power to shoot an unarmed civilian," says student Joshua Dumas.

"It's as simple as injustice is a threat to justice anywhere. It could be here but it's not, it could come here but we don't know so we have to get supportive and rally together."


Local protesters gave kudos to Little Rock Police for allowing them to peacefully assemble to support the people of Ferguson.

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