Photos of the Protests in Ferguson

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Aug. 14 2014 10:37 AM

Photos of the Protests in Ferguson

Demonstrators are confronted by tear gas, rubber bullets, and a militarized police force.

A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014.
A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014.

Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

After four days of demonstrations against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, what started as a peaceful assembly turned sour. Late on Wednesday night and in the early hours of Thursday morning, police fired several rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. Two journalists, as well as St. Louis alderman Antonio French, have been arrested.

The images below are reminiscent of what we're used to seeing from Ukraine, Egypt, or Venezuela. They show a new America with an increasingly militarized police force.

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.
Police forces face demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 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 Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

A demonstrator, protesting the death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
A demonstrator, protesting the death of teenager Michael Brown, stands his ground as police fire tear gas on Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014.
A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson on Aug. 13, 2014.

Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
Demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 13, 2014 in Ferguson.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Demonstrators, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, scramble for cover as police fire tear gas on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
Demonstrators, protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown, scramble for cover as police fire tear gas on Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 13, 2014 in Ferguson.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

A demonstrator, protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, pleads with another to walk away after being ordered off the street by police on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
A demonstrator pleads with another to walk away after being ordered off the street by police on Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown.
Demonstrators protest the killing of Michael Brown outside Greater St. Marks Family Church while Brown's family, civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, and a crowd of guests met inside to discuss the killing on Aug. 12, 2014, in St Louis.

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

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