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Thomas the Tank Engine Showed Up in Ferguson Last Night

When police left the street to remove protesters from the parking lots last night in Ferguson, something rather bizarre happened: A miniature Thomas the Tank Engine rolled down West Florissant Street.

Blasting what sounded like Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy Mercy Me,” the train made a full lap around the street that protesters had marched along. The train headed towards McDonald’s, and pulled over to the sidewalk when instructed to do so by police.

The train arrived just before protesters gathered in prayer. Soon after the prayer, some protesters allegedly threw bottles at police.

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