Update as of 5:30 a.m.: Five people were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, CBS News reported, citing authorities.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 24, 2014
Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, took to the roads again on Tuesday night, and reportedly looted a store in the area, shouting “burn it down,” after a fire destroyed one of two memorials to black teen Michael Brown, who was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, last month. The shooting set off weeks of protests and triggered a federal inquiry.
According to a report by The Blaze, an online news outlet, which cited tweets from a local official, shots were heard through the night while the owner of a store named Beauty Town, which was broken into, reportedly said that this was the third time his store had been attacked. While supporters of the protests took to social media to criticize the memorial's loss, others posted pictures of a policeman wearing a band supporting Wilson.
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonMessage) September 24, 2014
If you purport to love law enforcement and it's ideals, officers wearing "I am Darren Wilson" bracelets should disgust you. #Ferguson
— PD Gumshoe (@PDGumshoe) September 24, 2014
While the cause of the fire is still unknown and is being investigated, Laura Hettiger, a reporter for KMOV in St. Louis, tweeted that there were no witnesses to determine who or what started the fire. Hettiger later tweeted that sources told KMOV that the violence on Tuesday night began after someone rammed Brown's makeshift memorial.
— Laura Hettiger KMOV (@LauraKHettiger) September 24, 2014
The Ferguson Fire Department reportedly received a call around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday about the fire, and reached the spot to see the memorial engulfed in flames.
— † Akeela X (@AkeelaNTheBee) September 24, 2014