New images: Protests and tear gas in Ferguson

New images: Protests and tear gas in Ferguson

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FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13: Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, is experiencing its fourth day of violent protests since the killing. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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KMOV.com

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 14 at 8:50 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A peaceful march in Ferguson started to get tense Wednesday evening.

News 4's Julian Johnson said protesters and police were engaged in a standoff.  Police are asking the protesters at Canfield Drive and West Florissant to disperse. 

Around 6:00 p.m., police had one officer on a loud speaker asking protesters to go home.

The march began peacefully; protesters walked down West Florissant at 4:00.  Crowds began getting more aggressive around 6:00.  As protesters saw police armored vehicles arrive on the scene, tension continued to rise.

News 4's Scott Thomas said police showed restraint, but then began to use the tear gas when objects were thrown at them. 

"It's sad because this is not the intent of any of this here," said a protester.

Some protestors elected to block off traffic by sitting in the road. Police shot off tear gas and used flash bombs to disperse the crowd.

"We're asking you to continue down Canfield," an officer said over a loud speaker.

The images of Wednesday's protest are very similar to images from Tuesday. 

 

 

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