Owner of Ferguson Market Vine Video Trends on Twitter [Watch Here]

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
November 25, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A video showing the owner of a market in Ferguson, Missouri standing stunned in his looted store is trending on Twitter.

The vine video shows the unnamed owner and another man standing in the store, which has been visibly looted.

Snacks and other merchandise are strewn across the ground as the owner stands stunned.

“Are you ok sir?” asked the videographer, Paul Hampel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

“Yes,” the owner responds, but doesn’t say anything else.

The store appears to be on West Florissant, a street that has had over half-a-dozen establishments looted and/or set on fire. 

The riots in Ferguson started on Monday night after the announcement that Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, was not indicted by the grand jury.

The riots have included setting fire to a number of buildings and clashes with police.

Some people apart from the officers have also reportedly been shooting others.

Twitter users shared their feelings about the shop owner.

“He didn’t deserve that,” said one. 

“The way to fight injustice is not with more injustice,” said another.

“Is this justice??? Ignorance,” said yet another.

Story developing…

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.