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Chaos erupted after curfew in Ferguson. Here’s how it looked.

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From The Post this morning:

FERGUSON, Mo. — Gun violence, tear gas and armored vehicles marked the first night of a controversial curfew imposed in this St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has kicked over a cauldron of frustration and anger.

What some hoped would be an evening of calm was instead one of chaos that ended with a shooting victim, seven arrests and an early morning heavy rain that finally helped clear the streets.

This is how it looked overnight.

Police officers stand guard outside a salon before the mandatory midnight curfew. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Masked demonstrators late Saturday night, just before the start of the curfew. (Joshua Lott/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

As the curfew begins, officers gather on West Florissant Avenue. (Roberto Rodriguez/European Pressphoto Agency)

Protesters defy the curfew. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

Tear gas is fired to disperse the crowd. (Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

Protesters scramble. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A demonstrator is carried after being overcome by tear gas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

St. Louis Alderman Antonio French is escorted by police as protesters are dispersed. (Roberto Rodriguez/European Pressphoto Agency)

Police clear the streets. (Roberto Rodriguez/European Pressphoto Agency)
J. Freedom du Lac is the editor of The Post's general assignment news desk. He was previously a Local enterprise reporter and, before that, the paper’s pop music critic.

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