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Tensions Remain High In Ferguson, After Violent Morning

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Four days after the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the atmosphere remains tense in Ferguson, Missouri.

Early this morning, police shot a man they say pointed a handgun at an officer. The man is said to be in critical condition at a local hospital.

This comes after a drive-by shooting in which a woman was shot in the head. Two community gatherings last night called for justice.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Steve Giegerich attended one of the gatherings, and has been covering the story. He tells Here & Now’s Robin Young about the unrest and ongoing reaction to Brown’s killing.

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