Leader of Highway Patrol Joins Michael Brown Protesters

Protests continue peacefully after President Obama condemned the looting and police action taken in the St. Louis suburb.
2:09 | 08/15/14

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That situation in Ferguson, Missouri, calm prevailing overnight with the highway patrol taking command there. We'll speak to Missouri's governor and Ferguson's police Keefe in just a moment but first ABC's Steve osunsami is there again for us this morning in Ferguson. Good morning, Steve. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Police here tell us there was one protest-reed shooting overnight involving an officer, but by far this is the quietest night we've seen this week. Hands up don't shoot. Reporter: Overnight the vice and riots of the past week disappeared replaced by a much different but dramatic sight. The leader of the highway patrol was walking side by side with demonstrate sglers this is my community. A lot of people that I saw walking and marching are people I know so as the old saying I have a dog in this fight, I've got a big dog in the fight. Reporter: A picture of the St. Louis metropolitan police chief taking a selfie with the protester. An entirely different mood after the governor took duties away from the local county and police and this scene, too much. Even the president condemning both the looting and the police action. There's also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their first amendment rights. Reporter: Those rights are being exercised across the nation, a moment of silence in D.C., Chicago and Boston. Young people crowding times square, all asking for justice for Michael brown and demanding police identify the officer who shot and killed the unarmed teen after what police say was a dispute in the street. You have to be concerned about the officer's safety, about his family's safety and you have to take measures to protect them but there comes a point in time where that name should be released because it's going to get out anyway. Reporter: Because of the unrest here, the start of school which was scheduled for this week has now been moved to Monday.

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