For the second night in a row, civil unrest has spilled into the streets of Ferguson, Mo., as the community expresses its outrage over the shooting death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer.
Authorities in Ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd Monday night that had gathered at the site of a burned-out convenience store damaged a night earlier, when many businesses in the area were looted.
An Associated Press photographer said police were telling people to go home, but authorities had blocked exit streets off. Jackson said police blocked off the area where most of the looting and vandalism occurred the previous night out of concern that cars passing by might hit demonstrators in the street.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Police fired tear gas at protesters earlier in the day
People scatter as police officers fire tear gas in Ferguson on Monday. | Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP Photo
Tactical officers fire tear gas. | Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP Photo
Antonio French is an Alderman of St. Louis’ 21st Ward. His tweets and Vine videos over the last two days have become prolific in documenting the scenes as they unfold.
Earlier in the day, protesters rallied outside the Ferguson police station
“He was my second cousin. It’s just so wrong,” said Tony Petty who holds his granddaughter. | Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP Photo
Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP Photo
Police wearing riot gear walk towards a man with his hands raised in Ferguson on Monday. | Jeff Roberson/AP Photo
“Hands up, don’t shoot” has become a rallying cry in the streets of Ferguson
View this post on Instagram Live from #Ferguson, MO. August 11, 2014. Protestors stand linear in front of the Ferguson Police Officers. Face To Face. 10 minutes later, reports of looting began. So far, this is still unfounded. #STL #GoPro A post shared by Brandon Jackson (@bjack) on Aug 11, 2014 at 9:05pm PDT
Jeff Roberson/AP Photo