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78 Arrested in Ferguson Overnight, Most From Missouri, Arrest Records Show

Protest in Ferguson over Michael Brown's death
Anadolu Agency—Getty Images Law enforcement officers watch on during a protest on August 18, 2014 for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, United States.

More than police originally reported

Jail records obtained by NBC News show that at least 78 people were arrested overnight at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri — more than double the total reported by authorities — and that the overwhelming majority of them were from Missouri.

Of the 78, all but three were arrested for refusing to disperse, the records show. Two people, both from the St. Louis area, were arrested for unlawful use of a weapon, and a man from Rockton, Illinois, was arrested for interfering with an officer…

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