After unarmed teen Michael Brown is killed, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch front page captures Ferguson burning

A convenience store burns on, Aug. 10, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. People crammed a suburban St. Louis street Sunday night at a vigil for unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a police officer. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)

It was a long night in Ferguson, Mo. The city is roiling from a weekend of tragedy that turned to chaos after an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, was killed by police on Saturday.

Over the weekend, anger and grief gave way to protests calling for answers in the death of 18-year-old Brown. As protesters marched, police lined the streets in riot gear, the St. Louis Dispatch reported. By Sunday night, violence, looting and chaos engulfed the city.


Monday morning’s front page of the St. Louis Post- Dispatch captured the rapidly escalating tensions in a city that was literally on fire. ‘Day of Protests; Night of Frenzy':

On the scene last night were the paper’s reporters and photographers, as well as St. Louis alderman Antonio French who tweeted videos and images from Ferguson:

This morning, the clean up effort begins:


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Abby Phillip is a general assignment national reporter for the Washington Post. She can be reached at On Twitter: @abbydphillip



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