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Videos: Ferguson protests turn violent after grand jury announcement

Social media images and videos capture developing turmoil

By EMS1 Staff

FERGUSON, Mo. - In the aftermath of the grand jury’s announcement that Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared in the shooting death of Michael Brown, violent protests have erupted across Ferguson between protesters and police.

Videos and photos posted to social media show a number of violent clashes. Rocks and bottles have reportedly been thrown at police, who have responded by deploying smoke to disperse the crowd. There are reports of shots being fired as well.

This video shows Ferguson protesters smashing a police car.

This video was taken near the protest at the Ferguson Police Department and shows a tense confrontation between protesters and a line of officers.