Ferguson residents hoping for peaceful weekend of protesting

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FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – For the residents of Ferguson the shock, dismay and protest has taken its toll on Ferguson. Many of those residents are hoping for a peaceful night and weekend.

But after the events of this past week residents are looking for calm, despite Friday’s release of the name of Darren Wilson as the officer that shot Michael Brown and release of video allegedly showing Michael Brown robbing convenience store.

While many residents are still angry over the shooting and tensions are high, changes in policing protestors and demonstrators seems to be working.

Reverend Jesse Jackson came to St. Louis Friday to stand with protesters and demonstrators on West Florissant Road.

On Sunday Reverend Al Sharpton is expected to back in St. Louis for a rally at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson at 3 pm. Martin Luther King Jr.'s son will also be on hand at the rally.

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