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WATCH: Livestreamer Records Ferguson Police Shooting Black Man on Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Death, Gets Arrested


Protesters describe bullets whizzing by their heads

Black Lives Matter protesters from across the country gathered in Ferguson, Missouri this weekend to mark the 1-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s death at the hands of officer Darren Wilson. Shortly after 11 PM Central, Ferguson police shot 18-year-old Tyrone Harris, claiming it was in response to “heavy fire.” At 11:18 PM Central, livestreamer Tony Rice tweeted a video in which multiple gunshots are heard.

In a video uploaded minutes later, Rice was heard pleading with officers to “please get him some help, man,” while police stood with guns drawn over Harris, who was lying on the ground. Harris’ condition is listed as critical.

At 11:23 PM local time, Rice livetweeted his arrest. He has since been released.

Others livetweeting the protests revealed that Ferguson police brought military vehicles to the scene of the protests, and emerged from the vehicles with M-16 rifles, telling the crowd to “get the fuck back.” Police also reportedly pepper sprayed a man who approached the police line.

Ferguson protest organizers Deray McKesson (@Deray) and Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) both reported hearing bullets fly past their heads.



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