A demonstration in Ferguson on the anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, culminated in gunfire last night:

A day of peaceful vigils to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death turned ugly late Sunday when protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers, and police critically injured a man who they say fired at them.

The unidentified man in his 20s was undergoing surgery early Monday.

He unleashed a “remarkable amount of gunfire” against the officers using a stolen handgun, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said.

Sen. Claire McCaskill took the “mostly peaceful” angle:

That probably could have been worded better:

Maybe she’s still too distracted by Game of Thrones to tweet clearly.

What a coincidence!



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#FergusonTaughtMe the media loves a narrative; Protesters love blocking streets, looting