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Reports: Protesters, including a child, hit by tear gas in Ferguson

On Sunday night, police fired tear gas at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, as they warned them, "Get off the street, now." Demonstrators, including an 8-year-old child, and members of the media were hit, according to reports on Twitter.

The Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly tweeted a photo of the child and said that he had felt the effects of the tear gas, too:

Thousands of people lined up on West Florissant Avenue, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, for another night of protests. A curfew for Ferguson is set to last from midnight to 5 a.m., and Col. Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said in a statement that the curfew on Saturday night worked well, mostly: "Except for the challenges posed by a very few individuals, I appreciate the support and cooperation of all the people who honored the curfew peacefully throughout the night. I want to thank the many local leaders and citizens of the community who continue to cooperate with law enforcement."

Earlier on Sunday, a rally was held in support of Officer Darren Wilson, the officer who police say shot and killed Michael Brown on Aug. 9. A crowd of 150 people — including many law enforcement officials — gathered in front of the KSDK studios, with many protesting the fact that channel was broadcasting in front of Wilson's home. They carried signs with different slogans, including "We love and support you Darren" and "Justice takes time; Assumption takes seconds; Please be fair; Wait for the facts." A counter-protest was set up across the street, with one man telling the Post-Dispatch he came out because, "I don't support the slaughter of unarmed civilians in broad daylight in the middle of the street. We come in peace."