Ferguson burning: Torched cars, tear gas in massive night riots (DRAMATIC IMAGES)

A masked protester holds a flare during a demonstration, following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Oakland, California November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Stephen Lam)

A masked protester holds a flare during a demonstration, following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Oakland, California November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Stephen Lam)

The residents of Ferguson were outraged after learning of the Missouri grand jury’s decision to acquit Darren Wilson of killing black teenager Michael Brown. Buildings were burnt, shops were looted, while clashes with cops were frequent.

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A number of stores and cars have been set ablaze in Ferguson, in what police say is even more violent compared to the unrest in August in the aftermath of Brown’s death.

A car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)

A car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)

The situation is still out of control in some areas of Ferguson, with protesters releasing fireworks into the streets.

Vehicles at a car dealership are set afire in Ferguson, Missouri early morning November 25, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)

Vehicles at a car dealership are set afire in Ferguson, Missouri early morning November 25, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)
A resident, lying shirtless, keeps warm as another approaches the blazing skeleton of Juanita's Fashions R Boutique after it was burned to the ground in Ferguson, Missouri early morning November 25, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)

A resident, lying shirtless, keeps warm as another approaches the blazing skeleton of Juanita’s Fashions R Boutique after it was burned to the ground in Ferguson, Missouri early morning November 25, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)

Upon learning of the verdict, the crowd erupted in anger. They converged on a barricade that had been erected by police, who were standing nearby in riot gear. The protesters began throwing objects at the law enforcement officers, who stood their ground.

Police officers stand next to a vandalized police car outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)

Police officers stand next to a vandalized police car outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)

There was a heavy police presence, who used smoke canisters and trucks to force waves of violent protesters down the street away from the police building soon after sporadic gunshots were heard. Police cars were also vandalized by the protesters.

Police chase protesters passing by one of their burning cars during clashes following the grand jury decision in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Jewel Samad)

Police chase protesters passing by one of their burning cars during clashes following the grand jury decision in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Jewel Samad)

Following a night of unrest in the city, police Captain Johnson told journalists the Ferguson police officers on duty had „put a lot of courage and their heart and soul to make the community safe“ throughout Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Police guard the Ferguson police department as rioting erupts following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP Photo / Scott Olson)

Police guard the Ferguson police department as rioting erupts following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP Photo / Scott Olson)

Stating that there was visible „disappointment“ on officers‘ faces when they realized they would have to deal with unrest again, Captain Johnson added the situation „can’t continue.“

A Ferguson firefighter surveys damage to a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP Photo / Scott Olson)

A Ferguson firefighter surveys damage to a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP Photo / Scott Olson)

Despite pleas for peace from the late Michael Brown’s family, these went largely unheeded, as more than a dozen businesses were torched. Firefighters were unable to reach some of the buildings which were set on fire, due to the danger of gunfire in the vicinity.

A woman approaches the barricade to confront the police outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)

A woman approaches the barricade to confront the police outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)

The chief of St. Louis County Police says that 29 people have been arrested so far, though that figure is likely to rise as the night progresses. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said during an early morning news conference that he „personally heard about 150 shots fired“ during the course of the night, but said police did not fire a shot, AP reported.

Police clash with protesters following the grand jury decision in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 (AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

Police clash with protesters following the grand jury decision in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 (AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

Police have reportedly used teargas on a number of occasions through the night outside the police department. A woman was reportedly said to be unconscious as a result and had to be carried to safety.

Troops from the national guard have also been arriving in Ferguson to give law enforcement officers extra support, following an order from Missouri governor Jay Nixon.

A protester confronts a police officer after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)

A protester confronts a police officer after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014 (Reuters / Adrees Latif)

The violence started after a jury of nine whites and three blacks failed to convict a white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown an unarmed, black 18-year-old.

Protesters attack a police car during clashes following the grand jury decision in the death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 (AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

Protesters attack a police car during clashes following the grand jury decision in the death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 (AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

This led to increased racial tensions in Ferguson, which is predominantly black, though had just three black police officers on a force of 53 before the Brown shooting.

A protestor retreats after being treated for tear gas as demonstrators protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014 (AFP Photo)

A protestor retreats after being treated for tear gas as demonstrators protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014 (AFP Photo)

Source:   http://rt.com/usa/208535-violence-ferguson-protest-police/ 

 

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