Protesters remain on the streets of Ferguson Missouri despite midnight curfew. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Police enforced a curfew against protesters angry at the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, clearing the streets of demonstrators early on Sunday during a tense standoff.
"You must disperse immediately," a law enforcement official warned over a loudspeaker as police slowly moved down the street where dozens of demonstrators remained after the curfew took effect at midnight local time.
Officers were equipped with gas masks and full-length shields, standing among armored vehicles.
A short time later, officers began firing cannisters toward the crowd, which a state Highway Patrol spokesman said dispersed smoke, not tear gas. But St. Louis alderman Antonio French, who was in the area, told reporters the substance fired towards demonstrators caused stinging of the eyes.
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