Following the decision Monday night to clear officer Darren Wilson of all criminal charges in the death of Michael Brown, Ferguson is burning. The embattled city was immediately set ablaze by protestors and rioters after the grand jury decision was read aloud in a national press conference. Overnight chaos was especially bad in Ferguson, leaving behind a charred, devastated scene in the city the next day. Here is the aftermath of those protests in Ferguson, Missouri...
Property manager Terri Willits looks over a gas station she manages that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Dellwood is located under 2 miles from the city center of Ferguson.
Rubble in Dellwood, Missouri
Demonstrations spread to neighboring town Dellwood, Missouri, and left behind the same destruction on November 25, 2014.
Workers board up a window of a restaurant after it was smashed when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014.
Damage to this beauty supply in Ferguson, MO becomes apparent in the daylight of Nov. 25, 2014.
A demonstration overnight on November 25, 2014 burnt down part of this strip mall in Dellwood, Missouri.
These cars were set on fire in the aftermath of the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014.
Securing the premises
A St. Louis county police officer uses police tape to secure a building that was burned during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri.
Violent protests smashed in this window of a business in Ferguson, MO overnight.
Ferguson Fire Department
The front door to the Ferguson Fire Department, seen here, was smashed in during the protests overnight.
Destruction in Dellwood, Missouri
Violent, destructive protests swept the streets of neighborhoods around Ferguson, Missouri, after the Wilson decision was made public.
Volunteers assembled in Ferguson to clean up the devastation from the overnight protests on Nov. 25, 2014.
A firefighter battles back against a blaze set at a strip mall in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight on November 25, 2014.
Cars which were set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case sit on a lot on November 25, 2014 in Dellword, Missouri.
Ferguson is burning
This was the scene overnight on November 25, 2014 after riots erupted in reaction to Officer Darren Wilson being cleared on all criminal charges in the death of Ferguson teen Michael Brown.
Ferguson protesters smashed in the windshield of this squad car in Ferguson, MO.