As Twitchy alerted you, troublemakers reportedly instigated late Friday night chaos in Ferguson, Missouri. As of 2:40 a.m., reporters and observers on scene were tweeting another outbreak of looting.

Now they want police?

Here’s something new and encouraging: Some of the protesters are protecting businesses from looters.

Updates as 3 a.m. Eastern nears. “Gunshots” reported:

Update 3:30 a.m.:

Time for a Big Mac?

More scenes from the meat market and liquor store:

Update 4:34 a.m. Eastern. Goodbye, guardians. Hello, feeding frenzy:

Previous Twitchy coverage of Ferguson.