Photos Of Ferguson Protests After Gunshots Disrupt Peaceful Demonstrations For The One-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown's Death
A weekend commemorating the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death has concluded in clashes between protesters and police. Plenty of photos of the Ferguson protests quickly surfaced online, as people on the scene shared images hauntingly reminiscent of the violence that swept across the Missouri city for months. Both protesters and police clad in riot gear continued to stand in the streets well into the early rainy hours of Monday morning.
Hundreds of demonstrators had marched over the weekend in what were largely peaceful protests. And with so much national attention on Ferguson, cameras captured nearly every moment leading up to, during, and after the shooting. In one instance, live video during a CNN interview with Ferguson's interim Police Chief, Andre Anderson, caught audio of some gunfire as shots rang out. Protesters were forced to duck for cover, as police attempted to take control of the situation.
Early Monday morning, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar gave reporters an update on the shooting, which took place shortly after 11:15 p.m. local time. Belmar confirmed that one man was in critical condition at a local hospital after engaging plainclothes detectives in gunfire. Belmar placed blame on some people involved in the protests who were "intent on making sure that we don’t have peace that prevails." He did not disclose the number of other injuries and arrests.
Updates continued to pour in over the morning, as authorities sought to provide some answers to questions. And the images coming out of Ferguson once again continued to remind us there is still a long way to go.