The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that arrests were made late Wednesday night, as protestors gathered in front of Ferguson police headquarters. “Several dozen demonstrators chanted and at times closed South Florissant Road in front of the police department to traffic.” The reason for the arrests was not clear.
KMOV reported that at least six people were arrested in front of the police headquarters. Law enforcement say those arrested were from out of town and one was from the Webster Groves.
The grand jury is expected to deliver a decision any day now about whether white Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for shooting black, unarmed Michael Brown.
Local gun dealers are reporting a surge in first-time gun purchases in anticipation of what sort of chaos could break out once the decision is announced. “We’re selling everything that’s not nailed down,” owner of Metro Shooting Supplies Steven King said. “Police aren’t going to be able to protect every single individual. If you don’t prepare yourself and get ready for the worst, you have no one to blame but yourself.” Conceal and carry classes and private training classes are booked into 2015.