UPDATE: Protestors Deny Blocking Ambulance
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP/KMOX) New video from Ferguson shows protestors yielding to ambulance, not blocking as reported.– Demonstrators, some in masks, gathered at Ferguson Police headquarters Wednesday at about 6:30 p.m. and marched, eventually shutting down the intersection of South Florissant Road and Airport Road for several minutes.
At one point, the truck and protestors blocked the passage of an ambulance on an emergency run, police claimed. The driver was taken into custody by Ferguson police and the truck was towed, the release says. But now protestors have released a video showing demonstrators clearing the path for an approaching ambulance.
The narrator of the video can be heard calling out for people to get to the side as the ambulance, with siren wailing approaches. There was no evidence on the video of anyone trying to block the ambulance.
They then returned to the police station, and by about 11:30 p.m., a majority of the protestors had left the area.
According to a news release from the St. Louis County Police Department, police were advised that protestors were planning to march to Interstate 270 to try to shut down the highway.
Officers responded to Elizabeth Road and Robert Avenue, forming a line in order to prevent them from doing so.
The following two individuals were taken into custody, according to the release: