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Riots, fires in Ferguson following Brown decision

2 years 1 week 4 days ago November 25, 2014 Nov 25, 2014 Tuesday, November 25 2014 November 25, 2014 6:00 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

FERGUSON, MO - Fire and looting have overtaken several businesses after Ferguson protests turned violent.

Multiple fires burned early Tuesday at local businesses, including at storage facility, auto parts stores and a beauty supply shop. An AP photographer saw firefighters arrive at one scene only to be turned back by gunfire.

Not long after it was announced that Officer Darren Wilson wouldn't be indicted in Michael Brown's shooting death, protesters smashed a police car's windows and tried to topple it before it was set ablaze. Some in the crowd tried to stop others from taking part.

Officers lobbed smoke, pepper spray and tear gas from inside armored vehicles to break up the crowds.

The vast majority protesters had dispersed by late Monday, but looting and gunfire still was being reported after midnight.

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