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’:
— Josh Renaud (@Kirkman) August 11, 2014
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:
Someone from NAACP tried to tell the young men to stay calm around police. Didn’t go well. https://t.co/36Lud29N2r
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 10, 2014
SWAT outside Walgreens at W. Florisant and Chambers. pic.twitter.com/7oh9vLqiLv
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 11, 2014
@rlippmann Got assaulted, a few bruises, tore my pants, broken camera, glad I was geared up, Happy to hear you’re safe too
— David Carson (@PDPJ) August 11, 2014
This morning, the clean up effort begins: