The chaos in Ferguson, Missouri is now out of control as rioters are attempting to burn and loot stores throughout the city. During the last couple of hours multiple stores have been looted and rioters have attempted to set a number of them on fire.
Store owners are arming themselves to protect their stores because police are now refusing to stop the rioters who are looting stores only feet away from where officers are standing. Two business owners, standing outside their business holding guns, told Fox2Now.com that they tried calling 911, but were sent from one police agency to another who refused to respond to their calls for help.
— joe millitzer (@jmillitzer) August 16, 2014
— Los Angelies (@losangelies) August 16, 2014
Shootings, Looting and Mass Chaos in Ferguson…
At least one person has already been shot tonight, and has been rushed to Christian Northeast Hospital. At the height of the chaos around 200 protesters began looting and throwing rocks at police. St. Louis County Police told local reporters that the looters are trying to set the stores on fire and have already looted a liquor store, an electronics store, and a beauty supply store tonight.
— Alex Wroblewski (@alexwroblewski) August 17, 2014
Breaking: Missouri governor issues declaration of emergency, curfew for Ferguson after night of looting. http://t.co/fguWc4xzPb
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 16, 2014
— Andy Banker (@andybankertv) August 16, 2014