Ferguson hoping for a second night of peace

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FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) - Two weeks after Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson demonstrators are still making their voices heard.

Saturday tension and emotions are still simmering in Ferguson, but community workers and volunteers are working to bring the divided community together.

So far police have arrested one protester near the McDonald's on West Florissant. But several dozen protester are refusing to move and police officer are talking with group to get them moving again.

Protesters are out, but not in the numbers that there were in past nights. Police are still on scene, but mostly in their cars. No riot gear to be found anywhere.

All of this is making for a different environment, one without violence.

St. Louis County Police Chief John Belmar is out tonight interacting with residents.

Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says, progress will be made in small steps and that years of frustration can`t be solved in a couple of nights.

Something Johnson and many others are hoping for a second night with no arrests in a community that’s seen its share of trouble.

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