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Ferguson: Gun-Toting Black Workers Save White Shops From Looters

by | 29th, November 2014

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Ferguson, USA, is not all about division. After the grand jury decided against trying white officer Darren Wilson for any crime relating to his fatal shooting of unarmed black man Michael Brown, emotions ran high:

A group of black Ferguson residents armed with high-powered rifles stood outside a white-owned business in the city during recent riots, protecting it from rioters that looted and burned other businesses… Several buildings were set ablaze, but a group of heavily armed black men stood outside a Conoco gas station.

One of the residents, a 6-foot-8 man named Derrick Johnson, held an AR-15 assault rifle as he stood in a pickup truck near that store’s entrance. Three other black Ferguson residents joined Johnson in front of the store, each of them armed with pistols.

In a city torn apart by

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