Last night saw more unrest in Ferguson in the wake of the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last week. A preliminary, private autopsy report on Brown released yesterday showed that he had been shot six times – twice in the head.
While protests were peaceful for the most part, the St Louis County Police Department reported that Molotov cocktails were being thrown at officers, and that shots had been fired in the area.
Protesters remonstrate with Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson.
Police officers fire canisters of tear gas on protestors as they try to flee from West Florissant Road.
Police officers prepare to disperse demonstrators during a protest on West Florissant Road.
Tensions in the city have been raised with accusations of institutionalised racism being aimed at police.
A protestor lays in pain after being shot by a rubber bullet.
Police have enforced a five hour curfew starting at midnight.
Protestors pick up tear gas canisters to throw back at police.
A woman gets help as she tries to recover from a tear gas attack by police.
Police have come in for criticism for what has been perceived as a heavy-handed response.
The march ended when police sprayed pepper spray, shot smoke, gas and flash grenades.