CNN PRODUCER NOTE csadoney described the mood in Ferguson as 'very friendly and peaceful. My father, mother, husband, and I drove to Ferguson yesterday afternoon around 2:30 or so. We were a little nervous on approach, but we felt it was important to see history in the making and to document it. Many businesses along West Florissant Road were either boarded up or were in the process of being boarded up, presumably to avoid any future looting or damage at night. Cars were honking as they drove past the burned up QuikTrip gas station in support of the protestors, which appears to be where protestors designated as their main gathering place. We saw individuals of many races and ethnicities.'
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer