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After one night of peace chaos has resumed in Ferguson, Missouri.
What's become clear is that there are two distinct groups of citizens on the streets of the city following the shooting death of unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.
Peaceful protesters are disgusted by criminals who are using this opportunity to loot and destroy property. Protesters tried to stop thieves from robbing businesses by telling them they are making the city look bad Saturday morning, August 16th. Their pleas fell on deaf ears.
The protesters stood in front of businesses to protect them, but when they left the looting resumed.
An employee of Sam's Meat Market spoke to a News 4 reporter as he stood in the middle of the business that had been completely gutted by criminals.
"I'm very disappointed in what happened tonight," he said. "I've been a resident of Ferguson for 25 years. We don't need this type of thing going on in Ferguson. People that went inside this store are not anyone that are part of the protests. These were opportunists."
Looters also hit a liquor store taking everything they could get their hands on, including alcohol, the cash register, cigarettes, cigars and more.
Other businesses gutted this morning include a beauty supply store and an electronics store. The owner of Beauty Town, which has been hit twice this week, estimates the store has lost $100,000 in merchandise.
News 4 reports that 100 police in riot gear moved in to disperse the out of control crowd. 1 officer was injured by a thrown brick.
One person was shot during the chaos and had to be rushed to Christian Northeast Hospital. Their current condition is not known.This week of civil unrest was sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Saturday, August 9th.
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Photo source: News 4