Violence erupted in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday night during the protests for late teen Mike Brown who was killed by police officer Darren Wilson around this time a year ago. Gunfire was exchanged between officers and citizens, which forced St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger to declare a state of emergency within the city.
“In light of last night’s violence and unrest in the city of Ferguson, and the potential for harm to persons and property, I am exercising my authority as county executive to issue a state of emergency effective immediately,” Stenger said.
Tyrone Harris Jr. was identified as a victim of a shooting that took place Sunday morning, after officers alleged that he opened fire on them. He is being listed as in critical condition, and 3 others were reportedly shot, according to USA Today.
As if the state of emergency wasn’t enough a number of black activists were arrested on Monday afternoon, which includes Dr. Cornel West, Johnetta Elzie, and Deray McKesson.
They arrested Netta. https://t.co/1pDong9qxF
— deray mckesson (@deray) August 10, 2015
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 10, 2015
Attorney General Loretta Lynch took to twitter to denounce the violence, while noting that the message was in danger of being lost. You can check out her tweets below, and let us know what you think about the current situation going on in Ferguson right now. Are the people right for taking action? Or do they need to take a step back, and let the situation work itself out?