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Ferguson: Protests, Arrests After State of Emergency Declared



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    Officers and protesters face off along West Florissant Avenue, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis County authorities declared a state of emergency Monday and more than 100 people were arrested on the second day of protests marking a year since a police officer killed Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown, NBC News reported.

    The move was announced by County Executive Steve Stenger, who cited the violence that marred protests Sunday night in Ferguson: "The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger."

    Several people — no official count was released — were arrested Monday night after protesters blocked a traffic lane on West Florissant Avenue, The Associated Press reported, the third location where arrests were made Monday.

    Officials announced criminal charges against Tyrone Harris, 18, who allegedly exchanged gunfire with police officers Sunday night and remained in critical condition Monday.