3 arrested overnight in Ferguson

Shonta Johnson, from Chicago, takes photos of a memorial in the middle of the street Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, more than three months after black teen Michael Brown was shot and killed there by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting sparked weeks of violent protests and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency today as a grand jury deliberates on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.

The heightened tension comes amid speculation that an announcement could come soon about whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

St. Louis County police say large groups of protesters blocked traffic three times in the St. Louis suburb Friday night. That happened twice near the police station and once on West Florissant Avenue, the site of violent protests soon after Brown’s death. A motorist lost control and crashed into a light pole during the unrest on West Florissant.

Prosecutors said around noon on Friday that the grand jury was still in session. Brown’s family, police and activists have called for calm.

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