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VIDEO: Police Shoot Tear Gas and Smoke Grenades Into a Crowd Of Protesters in Ferguson

By 08.13.14

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The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri has experienced dramatic protests and unrest following the death of unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown by the police. This evening police and protestors came to blows on the streets of  Ferguson, with St. Louis County Police officers demanding a crowd of smartphone-holding protesters and reporters to turn off their phones  around 10PM. Shortly afterwards, police fired tear gas, smoke grenades, and rubber bullets into a peaceful protesting crowd.


Yes, this is really America.

Here’s a longer version of the video, which was streamed online:

UPDATE: Better video from Fox in St. Louis:

And another video from a livestream earlier tonight:

Also, note that earlier this evening Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowrey and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were arrested when a SWAT team entered a McDonalds and told them to stop recording. Here’s Lowery’s video:

A few recent tweets of the gas being used by police:

Also, this picture is proof that this violence is clearly a two-way street.

There’s a lot to read on the Ferguson unrest elsewhere, so — as a citizen of the world — I recommend you get educated on it. Wesley Lowery’s coverage at the Washington Post is fantastic. Pretty much every news-ish blog on the Internet is covering, so stay tuned.

Brandon Wenerd
About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.
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