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3 arrested in Scottsdale protest over Ferguson decision

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Three people were arrested. Two of them were bystanders who instigated a fight with some of the demonstrators, police said.  (Source: CBS 5 News) Three people were arrested. Two of them were bystanders who instigated a fight with some of the demonstrators, police said. (Source: CBS 5 News)
Matthew Belardine (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) Matthew Belardine (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
Samuel Lee Busic (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) Samuel Lee Busic (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
Martel Stevenson (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) Martel Stevenson (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
Darren Wilson resigned from the Ferguson police force on Saturday. (Source: CBS 5 News) Darren Wilson resigned from the Ferguson police force on Saturday. (Source: CBS 5 News)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

Protestors stopped traffic and damaged store fronts in downtown Scottsdale on Saturday night in the wake of the Ferguson, MO, police shooting. 

It started as a peaceful demonstration but ended with several arrests.

The protester who was taken into custody is identified as Martel Stevenson, 19, of Phoenix. He was booked into jail on charges of criminal damage. 

Two people arrested for fighting in front of the Wasted Grain bar were not part of the protest group, said Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster. The pair had approached the protesters and started yelling obscenities at them, Hoster said. The two men then began fighting with the protesters and they were quickly arrested, he said. 

They are identified as Samuel Lee Busic, 26, of Phoenix. He was charged with assault. Matthew Belardine, 27, of Ohio. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

Before the march, protestors used chalk to write messages on the statue, like "No justice, no peace" and other messages describing their frustration with police over the slaying of an 18-year-old black man, Michael Brown, by a Darren Wilson, a white police officer.  

Scottsdale police said a group of about 50 people walked down the streets chanting against police brutality. Officers said at first they watched from a distance because the protest was peaceful but then protestors blocked the area of Indian School and Scottsdale roads stopping traffic. 

"A big group of people with masks were yelling and protesting the Ferguson event and right at that moment cops shouted on speakers and said, "If you don't get out of the street we are going to arrest you," and people started giving the middle finger and holding up signs," said Henry Carillo, who attended the protest.

Police say a protestor then broke a window at Trailside Galleries at 7330 E. Scottsdale Mall, hitting a "Jack Knife" cowboy statue and causing $6,000 damage.

Two people who were originally with the group said they joined the protest because they heard about it on social media but never imagined how disruptive it would get. They decided to come back to the statue and clean off the chalk markings. 

"It's not productive at all, so that's why we came back because it's not our thing at all," said Niko Taylor.

Cierra Wilson also came to clean the statue.

"It definitely got out of hand," Wilson said. "They were more about anarchy than they were about standing up for what's right. We came here for a peaceful protest."

In Ferguson, Wilson resigned Saturday. He's been on administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting. The president of the NAACP said the resignation may help relieve some of the pain felt by Ferguson residents.

Wilson's lawyer says the resignation is effective immediately and Wilson tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wilson decided to step down after the department told him it had received threats of violence. He said he's "not willing to let someone else get hurt because of me."

Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton said, "We were not after Wilson's job." Instead, he noted, "We were after Michael Brown's justice."

A 120-mile march is underway from Ferguson to the governor's mansion in Jefferson City.

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