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VIDEO: Angry Residents Take Over County Meeting, Demand Ferguson Officer’s Arrest: ‘If Darren Wilson Get Off… It’s Going Down’


"If we don't get it, shut it down!"

Angry residents essentially took over a St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday, condemning the police and calling for Ferguson officer Darren Wilson's arrest in connection to the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Protesters also renewed calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case.

Brown, who was black, was fatally shot Aug. 9 after a confrontation that began when Wilson asked Brown and a friend to walk on the sidewalk instead of the street. Police have said that Brown and Wilson became involved in a confrontation inside Wilson's squad car. The confrontation then spilled onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times.

The shooting led to protests and significant unrest in Ferguson and has spurred a national discussion about police treatment of African-Americans. In addition to a local grand jury investigation, the Justice Department is conducting separate investigations.

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French and others at the meeting provide a first-hand look at the anger, frustration and overall hostility that persists in the aftermath of the controversial shooting:

One woman who spoke in support of the police was not received well:

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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