Nov 29, 2014 2:42 PM

Signs show Ferguson trying to move on from unrest

The Associated Press

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) Life won't return to normal in Ferguson for a long time, but there are signs that the community is trying to move on after days of intense unrest.

The St. Louis County town was ravaged by looting and violence in the immediate aftermath of the Monday announcement that a grand jury would not indict Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. The white officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed, on Aug. 9.

Some sense of normalcy has begun to return. Police have reopened several blocks of West Florissant Avenue, where several businesses were torched, but only during daylight hours.

Plywood continues to cover windows at most Ferguson stores, but many merchants spray-painted messages that they were open and shoppers were welcome.


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