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Ferguson Police Chief Claims 'Not a Single Protester Has Been Injured' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson made the astounding claim last night that not a "single protester" in the Missouri town had been injured after all the days and nights of violence.

Appearing on Fox News' "Hannity," Chief Jackson bragged about his local police force, even though Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) recently turned over enforcement of the protests to Missouri State Troopers.

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"Not a single protester has been injured and I'm very proud of that," stated Chief Jackson, who also claimed only police officers had been injured (video below), noted CrooksandLiars.com.

While a small number of police officers were injured, multiple news reports and videos prove that protesters and reporters were injured by law enforcement.

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French tweeted a picture earlier this week showing an enormous bruise on a female protester who was shot by a rubber bullet on Wednesday.

The Huffington Post identified the woman as Renita Lamkin, an African Methodist Episcopal church pastor.

Lamkin told The Huffington Post that she was "standing in the middle of the street, with people behind me, and the police were in front of me."

When Lamkin tried to mediate between protesters and police dressed in military-type gear, she says a rubber bullet hit her in the stomach.

An Al Jazeera America news crew was shot several times with rubber bullets and a canister of tear gas after they identified themselves as the media to the police on Wednesday night.

A video (below) posted by InfoWars.com shows the crew getting hit and running for cover.

“This is press over here! Why are you shooting at us with bullets?” yelled a female from the news crew. “This is media over here trying to cover the story!”

Amazingly, the St. Charles County Sheriff’s department claimed in a news release that the Al Jazeera America crew “thanked their officers,” noted Fox 2 News.

“In fact, last night the SWAT Team officers were assisting the media in moving their camera equipment and media personnel to a safer area with their consent so that they could continue to cover the event, ” stated the bizarre press release.

The Guardian notes that several protesters were shot and injured by rubber bullets and tear gas canisters fired by law enforcement.

Protester Tony Giegers had his arms in the air when he was shot several times.

"They hit me on the hand with a teargas bomb," Giegers told The Guardian. "It exploded on me kind of like buckshot. It sprayed everywhere. It hit me there on my hand and burned my hand. It's burning right now, it's burning up."

In a raw video (below) shot by KARG Argus Radio reporter Mustafa Hussein, several people got hit with tear gas and rubber bullets on Wednesday night, including Hussein himself.

Sources: The Guardian, Fox 2 News, InfoWars.com, The Huffington Post, CrooksandLiars.com