Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.
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A law enforcement officer on a tactical vehicle watches after a device was fired to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street.
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Demonstrators gesture with their hands up after protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent near Ferguson, Missouri.
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A protester tries to throw tear gas back at the police in Ferguson, Mo.
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Protesters take refuge in a McDonald's restaurant after police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo.
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Police officers stand guard at a gas station after protests against the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent near Ferguson, Missouri.
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Firefighters respond to fires that were set after looting at the Dellwood Market, after protests against the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent near Ferguson, Missouri.
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Protesters react to the effects of tear gas which was fired at demonstrators reacting to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Police officers man their positions in front of Ferguson, Missouri businesses just after 10 p.m. on West Florissant Avenue.
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Protesters gesture as they stand in a street in defiance of a midnight curfew meant to stem ongoing demonstrations in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden listen to a speaker during a rally in Ferguson, Mo.