After chief’s resignation, violence erupts in Ferguson

Two officers were shot during an early-morning protest outside the police department. Despite public officials’ stepping down, unrest continues.

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Just hours after Police Chief Thomas Jackson resigned from his post Wednesday, two officers were shot during a protest outside the police department in Ferguson, Missouri.

As of about 7 a.m. local time, Ferguson officials have yet to make a statement on the shootings, but plenty of people on social media are placing blame on the protesters. Others say it’s the police’s fault. Many are blaming local, state and federal officials, or at least calling on them to step in.

Dear mayor of #ferguson & Governor of #Missouri, please do something about your city & state. Your people need leadership

— SOcean5 (@SOcean5) March 12, 2015

Neither of the officers who were shot works for the Ferguson Police Department. One is from nearby Webster Groves; the other is a St. Louis County officer, according to the Associated Press.

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