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Smoke trails tear gas canisters fired into the air after protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent near Ferguson, Missouri August 17, 2014. Shots were fired and police shouted through bullhorns for protesters to disperse, witnes
Holding a sign and tossing a bottle prompts this kind of response in Ferguson, Missouri
Moments ago, police violence broke out again in Ferguson, Missouri, with tear gas canisters and stun grenade flying into the crowd protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown. What happened? What prompted this latest military response to the protesters? According to CNN's Jake Tapper:
Yeah, it's down near where that convenience store was before it was burned down nine days ago after the shooting of Mike Brown. There was obviously was a stand-off between protesters who were provoking the police, the militarized police, and they put up barricades in the street and it seemed like the tipping points came when one young person held up a "do not enter" sign and stood in the middle of the road challenging defiantly the presence of the police and then somebody threw a bottle.
And that prompted chaos.

Mon Aug 18, 2014 at  9:30 PM PT:

"I've been getting messed with by police my whole life." Asked his name by the media, he said, "Mike Brown." http://t.co/...

@rdevro

Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 9:43 PM PT: Good question. (And apparently the massive police presence is preventing a lot of people from getting back to their homes.)

"Why are they still here," Jake Tapper asks of the police. "It's like 100 members of the media and 20 protesters."
@paleofuture

Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 9:52 PM PT: CNN now showing a number of protesters being arrested, reportedly for kneeling in the street with their hands up, chanting, "It's our street, it's our hood, we're not leaving."

Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 11:18 PM PT: Pathetic.

Two minutes apart. #Ferguson http://t.co/...
@katz

Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 11:42 PM PT: At the end of the night:

"Tomorrow they are gonna tell u that there were people rioting in the neighborhoods. DO NOT LET THEM TELL YOU THIS STORY."  @elonjames
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