Footage from Ferguson emerges as the city is engulfed in rioting and protests following decision in Michael Brown shooting

A jury decided on Monday that police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri will not face any charges.

The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August of this year sparked mass protests and rioting, and the recent development has seen a repeat of the looting and violence that followed the initial shooting.

President Obama has urged for calm following the ruling, however the National Guard have been deployed to the Ferguson area to deal with the social upheaval, while many people have been documenting the scenes of unrest.

Warning: Videos contain strong language and disturbing footage.

Streets were filled with tear-gas as police tried to disperse the protesters.

Several journalists were caught in the tear gas while attempting to report on the disturbance.

Police say they have made 29 arrests and fired ‘150 shots’ as building and cars (even police vehicles) have been torched by rioters.

People have been posting images of looted and burning shops to social media:

A city on the edge: Footage from Ferguson riots

A video was also released showing a civilian’s phone being stolen as he live streamed the unrest, giving an insight into the chaos the area is experiencing.

Citizens of Ferguson claim that Michael Brown was unlawfully shot by officer Wilson, who maintained he fired at the teenager in self defence.

Several videos emerged of the teenager lying in a pool of blood on the road, leading to claims that ambulance staff intentionally waited too long to treat his injuries.

Warning: Video contains graphic scenes.

Footage was also released of the Michael’s last movements, which reportedly show him stealing from a convenience store.

President Obama has said America is ‘a nation based on law’, and reiterated the words of Michael Brown’s family, who asked people to protest the decision peacefully.

A video of prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announcing the jury’s decision also surfaced, in which he has been criticised for making strange statements regarding the case and accusing the media and the ’24 hour news cycle’ of fanning the flames of violence in Ferguson.

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25 November 2014 | 9:45 am – Source:


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