Mostly Peaceful Ferguson Protest Sees Two Officers Shot

As The Other McCain points out, this is an entirely expected consequence after over half a year of anti-cop agitation

(St. Louis Today) Two police officers were hit by gunfire early Thursday outside the Ferguson police department.

The shots were fired just after midnight as police were confronting protesters who had gathered outside the police station.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said one officer was with his department and the other was with the Webster Groves department. Both were being treated at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where Belmar spoke, and were in serious condition.

The chief said at least three shots were fired. He described the injuries of both men as “very serious gunshot injuries.” Neither injury was considered life-threatening.

The protest was over the resignation of the police chief.

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