Ferguson Counter-Protester Whisked to Safety

Image: Ferguson Counter-Protester Whisked to Safety Police officers escort a counter-protester away from agitated protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 20. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 10:16 PM

By Greg Richter

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A woman counter-protesting in favor of police officer Darren Wilson had to be whisked to safety Wednesday night after she walked through a group calling for Wilson's arrest in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

CNN showed video of the woman carrying a sign that was critical of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's statement from Tuesday, in which Nixon called for "vigorous prosecution" in the case and justice for Brown's family.

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, criticized Nixon for what he said was a prejudging of the case.

Wilson, a white police officer, shot the black 18-year-old at least six times, twice in the head, according to an independent autopsy ordered by Brown's family.

CNN's Jake Tapper said that pro-Brown protesters took issue with the woman's sign and one man tried to take it away. That man was arrested, Tapper said.

Just as Tapper proclaimed that "everything is peaceful," a crowd began running toward the police vehicle holding the woman. Tapper and his crew ran to the scene, but it had mostly calmed by the time they arrived.

Daniel Gold, another reporter on the scene, told Tapper there may have been a second counter-protester.

Though the incident was small, Tapper said, it also was "tense," and "one person can change the course of events here because it is so combustible."

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