Police arrest 44 in second, calmer night of Ferguson protests

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Posted: Nov 26, 2014 5:07 AM

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, police said early on Wednesday.

By comparison, 61 arrests were made late Monday and into early Tuesday during a night of arson, looting, vandalism and sporadic gunfire that police countered with volleys of tear gas and smoke bombs.

(Reporting by Edward McAllister in Ferguson; Additional reporting and writing by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing by Eric M. Johnson)