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In pictures: Clashes between protesters, police lead to arrests in Ferguson

Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters after hours of street protests that had been tense but mostly peaceful, witnesses said

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Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.

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olice detain a demonstrator during a protest against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri August 18, 2014.

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Demonstrators listen to rapper Nelly during a peaceful march in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014.

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Members of a rowdy group of demonstrators drag a portable toilet onto the roadway during protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.

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Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant holding a street sign, with their hands up, towards the police during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014.

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Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant as they react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014.

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A protestor is detained Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas.

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A police helicopter flies overhead as demonstrators take part in a peaceful march in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.

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Demonstrators march down West Florissant with a U.S. flag during a peaceful march in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.

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State Troopers watch a protest Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's shooting in the middle of a street has sparked a more than week of protests, riots and looting in the St. Louis suburb.

Charlie Riedel/AP

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Demonstrators march down West Florissant during a peaceful march in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.

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Demonstrators march down West Florissant during a peaceful march in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.

LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Signs are seen on a boarded up liquor store Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas and Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to help restore order Monday.

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People protest Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

Charlie Riedel/AP

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Demonstrators march down West Florissant during a peaceful march in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014. Missouri's governor lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday as National Guard troops were called out after days of violent unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.

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