One shot, others arrested as Ferguson protests slip back into chaos

One shot, others arrested as Ferguson protests slip back into chaos
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One man was left in critical condition Sunday after being shot in Ferguson, Missouri, as protests continued over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Authorities said they did not know who shot the man, but noted that a police car responding to the shooting also came under fire.

In addition, seven people were arrested for failing to comply with a new midnight-to-five a.m. curfew intended to quell the unrest that has percolated since an officer shot and killed Brown last Saturday.

The testy night came after a brief period of relative calm in Ferguson, as it seemed the first few days of aggressive police crackdowns had finally been replaced by a tentative truce. Yet late Saturday a cadre of protesters — some of them reportedly armed — refused to return home, prompting police to fire waves of tear gas and smoke canisters as they swept the streets.

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