President Obama makes a statement on the riots in Ferguson.

Via The Hill:

President Obama will make a statement Thursday at 12:15 p.m. from Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., addressing the violence in Ferguson, Mo., and U.S. efforts in Iraq to push back militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The president was briefed Wednesday night by Attorney General Eric Holder and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett about the clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb.

Overnight, more than a dozen people — including reporters for The Huffington Post and The Washington Post — were arrested in the fourth consecutive day of mass protests following the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

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