Tension Mounts Ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

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Ferguson is on edge as a grand jury weighs whether to indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, who killed Brown, 18, during a violent confrontation on Aug. 9. The white officer’s killing of the unarmed black 18-year-old led to protests, some of which turned violent.

Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount amid speculation that a grand jury could decide soon whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

St. Louis County police said large groups of protesters blocked traffic three times in the St. Louis suburb Friday night. That happened twice near the police station and once on West Florissant Avenue, the site of violent protests soon after Brown’s death. A motorist lost control and crashed into a light pole during the unrest on West Florissant. Protesters converged on the car, but no one was hurt.

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