Police arrest 44 in second, calmer night of Ferguson protests

Protesters face off against a line of police during a demonstration outside LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles, California, following the Monday grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Nov 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUT
Protesters face off against a line of police during a demonstration outside LAPD headquarters in Los Angeles, California, following the Monday grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Nov 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

FERGUSON (Reuters) - Forty-four people were arrested during a second, calmer night of demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August, police said early on Wednesday.

By comparison, 61 arrests were made late on Monday and into early Tuesday during a night of arson, looting, vandalism and sporadic gunfire that police countered with volleys of tear gas and smoke bombs.