“Countless people… will hate the new world order… and will die protesting against it.”
– H.G. Wells, The New World Order (1939)
– Curfew extended indefinitely to quell Ferguson protests (RT, Aug 17, 2014):
The authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, are still enforcing the curfew that bars residents, bent on venting their outrage at the murder of a black teenager by a police officer, from being on the streets after midnight.
“We are trying to use the least amount of force to provide people the ability to speak while also protecting the property of the people of Ferguson,” Missouri governor Jay Nixon said on Sunday in an interview on CNN.
Nixon didn’t mention if authorities are planning to cancel the curfew any time soon, adding it depends on the community. “We’d like to see it ratcheted down. What we’d like to see, that will be judged by the community,” he said.
During the previous night, some of the most hardline protesters remained on the streets after the curfew, annoyed by what they say are the authorities’ efforts to quell the protest by imposing more restrictions on residents instead of addressing the issue.
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, and arrested seven people for disobedience. One person has also been shot and critically wounded, and the shooter is still at large, police said.