Live blog part 3: Police fire tear gas in Ferguson after violence

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Monday, November 24 2014 Nov 24, 2014 Monday, November 24, 2014 8:44:00 PM CST November 24, 2014 in News
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

COLUMBIA - (This is part three of our live blog. Read part one on the hours leading to the grand jury announcement and part two on reaction immediately following.)

CNN reports gunshots fired shortly after 9:35 p.m. in Ferguson where protesters were clashing with police in the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Michael Brown.

Several fires broke out, in trash cans and vehicles.

Police issued orders to disperse fired cannisters. Media reports said it was tear gas, but a St. Louis Police Twitter account said it was smoke.

Protesters broke windows at several stores. This comes despite multiple calls for peace from President Barack Obama, Missouri governor Jay Nixon and many community leaders.

This live blog features from reaction local activists, select media organizations and officials from government and law enforcement.

 

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