SHOCKING VIDEO — From Inside the Mob in #Ferguson
Last night 25 Ferguson businesses were torched, 61 rioters were arrested, and 21 were arrested in St. Louis City.
The Dallas News reported:
There were 61 arrests in Ferguson overnight, many for burglary and trespassing, St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said. There were 21 arrests in St. Louis, where protesters broke some store windows along South Grand Avenue, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said.
In the first flash of unrest after the grand jury announcement, Belmar said he told officers to back off, suggesting they handle the situation as if it were a festival or baseball game. But the situation quickly “spun out of control,” as protesters looted businesses and set fire to numerous vehicles, including at least two police cars.
There were about 25 fires set overnight, and 10 cars burned at a dealership, Ferguson Assistant Fire Chief Steve Fair told local media. A pizza shop, beauty supply store and two auto parts stores were among those burned.
“Those are dreams,” Johnson said. “Those are small-business owners, and we’ve torn those dreams away.”
Maggio News was in Ferguson on the ground with the mob.
Watch this shocking video from the streets of Ferguson.