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"...disturbance escalated when a crowd disrupted the meeting."
At least three arrests were made Thursday evening after fights broke out during a town hall meeting in Ferguson, Missouri, according to local reports.
The meeting featured Mayor James Knowles III and a Justice Department representative. It came near the one-year anniversary mark of Michael Brown's death which sparked riots in the St. Louis suburb.
According to witness accounts, the disturbance occurred after protesters calling for the mayor's recall were allowed to enter the meeting.
One witness, Sarah Kendzior tweeted images from the scene, describing it as "chaos."
A community activist tweeted video of one arrest (warning: strong language):
A representative for the Ferguson Police Department was not immediately made available to TheBlaze for comment.
The City of Ferguson tweeted out that the "disturbance escalated when a crowd disrupted the meeting." The city added that "Mayor Knowles and already left the meeting before the disturbance began."
In two follow-up tweets, the City of Ferguson said future disruptions "will not be tolerated."
Mass protests are scheduled in early August to commemorate the one year mark of Brown's death.
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