|Scenes of an intifada: Ferguson as Gaza or Afghanistan/Iraq under occupation|
The world has watched both stunned and renouncing police violence against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri in the United States. Now that protesters' anger have been further inflamed by Ferguson police releasing a week old security camera footage of Michael Brown as suspect in a robbery, the local police has placed Ferguson on a five hour curfew that began at 12AM Sunday August 17th. The footage showed Brown known to his friends as Big Mike for his 6ft 5 inch frame, stuffing a box of cigarillos into a plastic bag at a local convenience store, shoving the store owner and calmly walking out despite his friend telling him not to take the bag. The footage is a week late to be release to the public no doubt serving as Ferguson police's justification for shooting Brown. Michael Brown's parents and family have condemned the image of their late son as a character assassination.