"They got guns. We got guns. We are ready."
Police fired smoke and tear gas canisters in an effort to disperse several dozen protesters who defied a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer last week.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said that seven people were arrested and one man had been shot at the site of the protest in Ferguson. Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said that the shooting victim was in critical condition and had been rushed to a hospital by protesters.