Commissions: Protesters in Ferguson, MO for Businessweek: Toriano Johnson, 39 from Northwest County, MO

It has been slow, with the police blocking off intersections and putting up checkpoints and all together stopping traffic, so it has been kind of hard. I would say we dropped off at least 40%-50%.A lot of people are kind of sorry about the merchants and the shops that got raided, but at the same time a lot of people are frustrated too because they are not being heard. I think that is what the whole situation is, a voice has been silenced for so long that it took an event like that to boil things over.
Toriano Johnson, 39 from Northwest County, MO

It has been slow, with the police blocking off intersections and putting up checkpoints and all together stopping traffic, so it has been kind of hard. I would say we dropped off at least 40%-50%. 

A lot of people are kind of sorry about the merchants and the shops that got raided, but at the same time a lot of people are frustrated too because they are not being heard. I think that is what the whole situation is, a voice has been silenced for so long that it took an event like that to boil things over.