Michael Brown's Father's Church Set Ablaze

44 more arrested in Ferguson
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2014 4:18 AM CST
Updated Nov 26, 2014 7:46 AM CST
Ferguson Protesters Block Streets in NYC, LA
Demonstrators sit down with their hands up in New York's Times Square last night.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

More than a dozen buildings were set ablaze in Ferguson on Monday. Among those that burned: Flood Christian Church. NBC News reports that's the church where Michael Brown's father was baptized on Sunday. The buildings around it were untouched, leading the Rev. Carlton Lee to speculate that it wasn't rioters who torched his church but white supremacists looking to target him for his support of the Brown family (he's been by their side during press conferences and says he's received 71 death threats) and his vocal calls that Officer Darren Wilson be arrested. KMOV reports the church's windows were broken and chairs were overturned. "We rebuild," says Lee. "We do not stop." More:

  • Protesters outraged by the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case took to the streets of cities across America for a second night last night after a day that saw dozens of rallies. One of the largest protests was in New York City, where thousands of people chanting slogans including "Black lives matter!" brought traffic in Manhattan and other parts of the city to a halt, reports the New York Daily News.
  • There were also large protests in cities including Oakland, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles, where protesters stopped traffic on the US 110 Freeway and police made dozens of arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct, reports the LA Times.
  • In Ferguson itself, where police were supported by thousands of National Guard troops, the night was a lot calmer than Monday night, reports the AP, although police still used tear gas to disperse protesters, a squad car was torched, and at least 44 people were arrested, mostly for failure to disperse.
(More Ferguson, Missouri stories.)

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