25 Images From The Worst Night Of Violence In Ferguson

A peaceful protest turned violent as shootings, tear gas, and firebombs rocked the city Sunday night.

The worst violence in a week rocked Ferguson, Mo., Sunday night.


Police and protesters clashed again Sunday, hours before midnight curfew went into effect.

Armed riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a large group of protestors who marched toward a police command center in the parking lot of a shopping mall. Protesters threw back gas canisters and rocks at the police. Police responded to reports of multiple shootings, looting, and throwing of Molotov cocktails.

The violent chaos prompted Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard early Monday to help “restore peace and order.”

Following are scenes from Sunday:

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Mark Kauzlarich / Reuters

People distribute roses to cars passing protests against Michael Brown’s shooting.

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Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / AP Photo

Employees of a McDonald’s restaurant watch through a shattered window as riot police move in on protestors in Ferguson.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Demonstrators face off with police.

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Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

Police advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd.

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Charlie Riedel / AP Photo
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Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

Police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd.

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J.B. Forbe / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / AP Photos

Protesters try to run from smoke and tear gas.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

A protestor kicks a tear gas canister back toward police.

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Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

A law enforcement officer on a tactical vehicle

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J.B. Forbes / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / AP Photo

A protester tries to throw tear gas back at the police.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Protesters throw rocks and attempt to block the street after protests turned violent.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Tear gas rises from the ground after it was fired at protesters.

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Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

Police wait to advance after firing tear gas into the crowd.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

A protester reacts to the effects of tear gas that riot police fired at demonstrators.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Emergency personnel carry a victim from a car crash into an ambulance after protests turned violent.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

A protester has antacid and water sprayed on his face to stop the stinging from police-thrown tear gas.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

A protester yells toward police in a cloud of tear gas.

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Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

A protester wears a police hat that reads “Murderer.”

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Firefighters respond to fires that were set after looting at the Dellwood Market after protests turned violent.

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Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

A protester stands in the street after police fired tear gas.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Demonstrators hand water to each other through a broken McDonald’s window after tear gas was fired upon protesters.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Police officers seek cover behind emergency vehicles.

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Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

People defy the curfew Sunday night.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Protesters react to the effects of tear gas.

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Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Demonstrators face off with police.

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