8 arrested in Ferguson after rocks, bottles thrown at police

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
updated 3:02 PM EDT, Mon September 29, 2014


  • Those arrested charged with failure to disperse and resisting arrest, police say
  • Police: Only one of the eight people arrested was from Ferguson
  • City has been the site of protests since Michael Brown fatally shot last month

(CNN) -- Eight people were arrested outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department on Sunday night when demonstrations grew violent yet again, police say.

Each was charged with failure to disperse and resisting arrest, Lt. Ron Miesner of Missouri Highway Patrol said.

Only one of those arrested was from Ferguson; the others were from elsewhere in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Three were from St. Louis, one was from Richmond Heights, one was from Florissant, one was from Bridgeton and one was homeless, he said.

Protests erupted last month following Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson's fatal shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. They quickly devolved into nights of looting, vandalism and violence before the tenor of the protests eventually calmed.

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Last week, the burning of a memorial near the site where Brown was killed reignited the demonstrations.

Sunday night's protests unfolded in front of the police station, about 2 miles from the five-lane drag that typically plays host to the demonstrations.

While previous protests at the police station have been largely peaceful, some demonstrators among a crowd of about 150 people began throwing rocks and bottles at officers around 10 p.m.,according to CNN affiliate KTVI.

No injuries were reported. The eight people arrested were taken to a nearby jail, booked and released, KTVI reported.