Windows smashed, arrests made in Ferguson protest

Associated Press

Ferguson, Mo. — Protesters have returned to Ferguson streets hours after a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown burned, with reports of smashed windows and possible arson.

The St. Louis suburb was the site of sometimes-violent protests and looting in the days after 18-year-old Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9.

Up to 200 protesters gathered late Tuesday night. Windows were smashed at a beauty shop on West Florissant Avenue, where much of the looting happened last month. A small fire outside a custard shop appeared to be intentionally set, according to fire officials.

Police began clearing the street around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Media reports said arrests were made, but the Missouri State Highway Patrol did not return messages to confirm how many.