Last year, a young African American Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer, Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. After a controversial trial where Wilson was acquitted, there were several protests across the United States calling for change.
On Friday night in Ferguson during protests, two police officers were shot dead outside a police station. Both officers were standing side by side and it is still unclear who killed them as shots were said to be fired as much as 125 yards away. The shooting has increased tensions between the towns residents and officials, though the protesting has continued and the two officers are being treated at a near by hospital. With the resignation of the police chief, things had calmed down in Ferguson, this shooting is a big setback to relations between the two communities.