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Ferguson is left to clean up after a violent night of riots

Residents, business owners and city leaders in Ferguson, Missouri will start assessing the damage left behind following last night’s reaction to the grand jurors decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Twenty-five buildings were set on fire while several others were looted. Police made twenty-nine arrest. Protests were also held in ten other major cities including Washing, DC, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Oakland, California.

The Rev. Al Sharpton heads to Ferguson

The Reverend Al Sharpton is set to meet with the parents of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Metrosource is reporting that Sharpton will likely remain out of the public’s eye for the day. Sharpton’s National Action Network will however hold rallies at major courthouses throughout Ferguson.


Condolence book for Former Mayor Marion Barry is placed inside the Wilson Building

District official have placed a book of condolence for Former DC Mayor Marion Barry at the Wilson Building. From 9 am to 5pm, today, Wednesday and Friday residents can express their thoughts in the book on the first floor Grand foyer. Barry’s funeral will be held at The Washington Convention Center, a date has not been announced. Barry’s body will lie in state inside the Wilson Building before hand.

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