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New Black Panthers lead 'death chant' against Ferguson officer Darren Wilson

A YouTube video posted Saturday reportedly shows members of the New Black Panther Party leading what the Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft called a "death chant" targeting Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Protesters chant for death of officer Darren Wilson.
Screengrab/YouTube

"Who do we want?" asked a man who appears to be Malik Zulu Shabazz, head of the New Black Panther Party. Protesters responded by shouting "Darren Wilson."

"How do we want him?" the leader asked. The crowd responded with different answers, but some could be heard shouting, "dead." Others are heard shouting "in jail," while one person can be heard yelling "indicted." Ironically, one protester is seen holding a sign that reads: "Stop the killing."

Shabazz, the Huffington Post's Ryan Reilly said on Twitter, is working with Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson. He also played a leading role in a meeting Saturday where Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and a curfew in Ferguson.

Later Saturday, members of the New Black Panther Party reportedly warned that "all hell is going to break loose” in Ferguson. Hoft also said protesters told reporters they "won’t stop until Darren Wilson gets the death penalty.”

MSN said "scores" of protesters violated Saturday's midnight curfew. Authorities warned demonstrators they could be arrested or face other actions if they did not disperse. Equipped with gas masks and shields, officers quickly moved against protesters, firing canisters of tear gas and smoke.

Seven people were arrested in Saturday's protest. One person was shot and is in critical condition, but Johnson said the man was not shot by police. A passing police car was also shot, but, Johnson added, the shooter was not apprehended.

"I was disappointed in the actions of tonight," Johnson said. He maintained, however, the "crowds we've had for the last two nights (were) citizens obeying, protesting." Video of the chant can be seen above.