Eight protesters were arrested Sunday evening in Ferguson as police continued their search for a suspect who shot a police officer on Saturday.
According to a Ferguson police officer, bottles and rocks were hurled at officers, and the department requested aid from other police agencies because of the large crowd.
The sergeant said all eight protesters were arrested and booked on failure to disperse and resisting arrest charges. Most were first-time offenders and will be released without having to post bond after they are processed.
Saturday’s shooting occurred while the male officer was performing a routine check at the Ferguson Community Center, police said.
Ferguson police spokesman Tim Zoll said the officer was shot in the arm and transported to Barnes Jewish Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. The officer was released from the hospital Sunday.
Ferguson made international headlines last month after Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot an 18-year-old black unarmed teenager as he walked home.
Michael Brown’s death sparked a series of protests across the country with citizens demanding justice. Wilson has not been charged so far for Brown’s death.
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