Ferguson Clash Continues With Stun Grenades, Tear Gas

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Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters in a St. Louis suburb rocked by violence after police shot and killed an unarmed black teen 10 days ago. Bloomberg’s Toluse Olorunnipa reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

A.m. this morning versus 24 hours ago?

At 1:00 a.m., the streets were mostly clear.

I want :00 a.m. -- at 1:00 a.m., there were defiant protesters taunting the police.

After all of that, the police responded with pretty strong force.

A lot of tear gas.

It looks like a war zone.

There was smoke in the air and teargas all over the place.

It was a very disastrous picture.

It is important that you are there to weigh and judge what i am seeing on social media and the mainstream media.

The size of the press contingent versus the size of the event.

These are important events involving the president and the attorney general.

Weighing the size of the protest and the violence versus the reporting of it when you are on the street.

There are dozens of reporters, more than 100, on the scene.

There are a lot of protesters during the peaceful part of the protest.

When the protests became more violent, a lot of peaceful protesters left and the reporters stayed behind.

It remained a few defiant protesters and a large number of reporters.

That is why you have that large reporter contingent and it looks like it is made even larger than the protesters that remain.

Good perspective.

The protesters have been calling for authorities to make an arrest and the shooting death of michael brown.

Any update on that front?

Still no charges are being filed.

The local prosecutor is looking over all the details.

The federal government is also on the ground with about 40 investigators interviewing people and attorney general eric holder will be here tomorrow.

There is progress but no charges yet.

Last night was the first night in four that the police decided to lift the curfew.

Can you explain why they did that?

They also called in the national guard.

They felt that they had the strategy to make this a peaceful protest and not force people to go home.

The curfew rarely led to some confrontation after midnight with cops -- the curfew really led to some confrontation after midnight with cops using teargas.

They took that away but it still ended up with the same result of teargas and confrontations.

Thank you so much, toluse olorunnipa from ferguson, missouri.

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Chair yellen needs to get out of dodge without saying anything.

We need to talk about the american economy and a bit.

Why should janet yellen remain calm and quiet as she travels to william and?

-- to william and -- to wyoming?

She wants to communicate the core views of the fomc.

The theme of jackson hole is the healing of the labor market.

I think she will speak intelligently and offer some of the similar views as she has in the past.

What she does not want to do is

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