Ferguson Residents Face Life Under State of Emergency

Heavily armed police have been dispatched throughout the city after shots were fired during protests marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death.
2:04 | 08/11/15

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Now to Ferguson the city on edge again last night, heavy police presence on the streets, you see those heavily armed officers in riot gear, dozens of demonstrators were arrested some of them throwing rocks at officer. ABC's kendis Gibson is on the ground in Ferguson. Reporter: Tense moments on on the streets in Ferguson overnight as police and protesters face off. Overnight, Ferguson, under a state of emergency. Night fall now and police are already out with riot gear and many protesters gathered across this street as you can see. Heavily armed police dispatched throughout the city, arresting at least 23 demonstrators. Using mace to disburse the crowd. After police say they were hit by rocks and frozen water bottles. Blocking traffic and shutting down a major highway near downtown St. Louis. Those protests marking the anniversary of Michael brown's death. Residents on high alert. Any moment this can turn. We know that. Reporter: It can turn aug augustly? It can turn ugly at any moment. Reporter: People screaming, running for their lives, dozens of shots fired. Multiple shots being fired. Shots fired. Canfield. Reporter: Even cap churlg Ferguson's interim police chief by surprise. One of the alleged shooters, is followed cornered in a parking lot. He's bleeding out, man, please get him some help. Reporter: Police now using state of emergency to bring calm back to the streets. This morning, police pointing out there were no burglaries, looting or shootings overnight. Believing that state of emergency helped the situation.

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