A grand jury has decided not to indict Fergusonpolice officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. The decision led to chaos in Ferguson as protesters set buildings and cars on fire and looted businesses.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown -- a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot.
Smoke billowed from some businesses Tuesday morning and shattered glass covered the sidewalks in front of others, but the streets in Ferguson were mostly clear.
Monday night's destruction appeared to be much worse than protests after August's shootings, with more than a dozen businesses badly damaged or destroyed.
Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson Monday night and into early Tuesday. See photos from protests in Missouri on WTOP.com.
by WTOP11/25/2014 1:12:48 PM
In D.C., Ferguson protests loud but peaceful
WASHINGTON -- While protests in Ferguson, Missouri, turned violent after the grand jury's decision Monday not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, in the District the decision was met peacefully, with marches and chants.
Beginning around the African-American Civil War Memorial, on U Street, a group of protestors marched to the White House. One carried a sign reading "Stop Racist Police Terror," while another sign read "My Future Son Is Not Safe." Others included "Black Lives Matter" and "Our Cities Are Not Battlefields."
The chants included "no justice, no peace," and a reference to a lynching victim from 1954: "Michael Brown/ Emmett Till/ How many black kids will you kill?"
Where is the National Guard??? The police don't have the manpower to control this craziness. I want to know why the National Guard is not deployed?? Really sad and disgusting to see that city looted and torched like this. Where the ef is the National Guard??