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08.19.14 Bucky Turco

Occupy Wall Street organizer and activist Aaron Black tells ANIMAL that he scrambled to find cover during last night’s intense standoff between state/county police and protesters near the QuickTrip in Ferguson. This was what the scene looked like a little after 11PM. (Video: Aaron Black) […]

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08.18.14 Bucky Turco

Scott Olson, a veteran photographer who works for Getty Images, was arrested by state police in Ferguson earlier this evening for some reason. Amy K. Nelson has been reporting on the protests and was on scene as troopers zip-tied his wrists. “They said the media is required to be in a certain area,” said Olson, […]

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Amy K. Nelson

The crowd had gathered at the QuickTrip to begin its march down West Florissant Avenue. Just before it had left, gunshots had been reported near the QT parking lot. But up until that point, the night — like every other — had been peaceful. For the past eight days, life before midnight in Ferguson was […]

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08.16.14 Amy K. Nelson

It was at 11:33PM local time when the woman I call my ‘Ferguson fixer’ called my cell phone. Roberta, a mainstay here, had been helping me the last few days in this town, giving me a lift, pointing out people I should know, telling me about the politics, tipping me off when something may be […]

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08.15.14 Amy K. Nelson

About 12 hours after the city of Ferguson transformed into America’s version of Tahir Square, I arrived here and asked people a simple question: “Why are you here?” Amid a night of peaceful and triumphant protests, here are their answers: KAREN SCHERER, FERGUSON WALTER RICE, FERGUSON YOLANDA ELKINS, FERGUSON JERRYL T. CHRISTMAS, ST. LOUIS TAMARA SMITH, NORMANDY ANTHONY SHAHID,  ST. LOUIS […]

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