A device deployed by police goes off in the street as police and protesters clash Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd.
An explosive device deployed by police flies in the air as police and protesters clash Wednesday night.
A man picks up a flaming bottle and prepares to throw it as a line of police advances in the distance.
Police walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters.
A protester kicks a smoke grenade deployed by police back in the direction of police.
Protesters demonstrate in the street as tear gas canisters detonate around them.
Protesters attempt to light a Molotov cocktail in the street during clashes with police.
Protesters raise their hands in front of police atop an armored vehicle.
A member of the St. Louis County Police Department points his weapon in the direction of a group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday.
A community activist tries to persuade a group of protesters to move back as police in riot gear watch the crowd.
Protester Janelle Pittman holds her 6-year-old daughter, Kat, as police in riot gear stand guard.
Police in riot gear watch protesters.
A small dog is held on a leash by a protester as police in riot gear watch the crowd.
A small group of protesters block traffic by sitting in the street before police in riot gear arrived.
“If you want us, come get us,” protesters tell police.
“Return to your vehicles or you will be subject to arrest.” The response: “Fuck you.”
“You must evacuate this area immediately,” cops said over a megaphone from about a half block away.