President Barack Obama spoke out on the shooting of two police officers that took place early Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri.
In a tweet posted to the official White House twitter account on Thursday, Obama condemned the shooting, calling violence against the police "unacceptable":
Violence against police is unacceptable. Our prayers are with the officers in MO. Path to justice is one all of us must travel together. –bo
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 12, 2015
Protests began Wednesday in response to the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. Two officers who were working near a protest in front of the Ferguson Police Department were shot -- one in the face, the other in the shoulder. Both officers were treated and released from the hospital, one with a bullet still lodged behind his ear.
At a press conference Thursday afternoon, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar declined to give details of any potential suspects in the shooting.
Attorney General Eric Holder also spoke out on the shooting, calling the attack "inexcusable and repugnant" and "cowardly."
For more on the shooting, go here.