Ferguson erupts in violence Live
A day after the shooting of Mike Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, protesters took to the streets. But what started as a peaceful protest turned violent, as businesses were looted and gunshots were heard around the area.
Journalists and residents flocked to Twitter to report what was happening.
One of sad moments was what appeared to be a father and son preparing to loot a Hibbett Sports (left, from Fox 2) http://t.co/FtbA06yQaa
Some business owners are patrolling in front of their #Ferguson businesses to prevent "roving vans of looters" looting shopping centers.
You can barely make out the broken window and scattered merchandise. #Ferguson http://t.co/eh8Rxv2kbl
These guys are guarding their store in between lots of looting. Some poor dude tried to buy liquor, but it's past 12. http://t.co/JnCbRSwwZw
The fact that y'all shifting your attention to the looters instead of the real issue is just what the police/gov't want #Ferguson
About 100 cops in SWAT gear moving in on people. Cops chanted "MOVE BACK! MOVE BACK!"
There are still people in the streets. Please head home and stay in.
State Trooper SWAT unit takes Taco Bell/AutoZone area on Florissant Road. #MikeBrown http://t.co/jaXtzYmjTN
Police armored vehicle driving down W. Florisant. "St. Louis police. Please return to your homes," they say. http://t.co/oeMRCkN5Cv
We are a better community than this SMH
The #MikeBrown situation is tragic but rioting & looting accomplishes nothing but fomenting more hatred. Not helpful. #FergusonShooting
SWAT reinforcements arrive. Estimate 400+ police now in Ferguson. May be on conservative side #FergusonShooting http://t.co/XFl3EHkajd
Despite the tragedy that happened, looting and destroying isn't going to help. Lawlessness is no answer for cries of justice. #Ferguson
Beauty shop getting looted at #MikeBrown protest. Cops not doing anything.
Current protest in Furguson is a powder keg, will take restraint on both sides to keep from deteriorating further http://t.co/K2NuR94GUZ