A police car is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (AP)

Powerful photos tell story of Ferguson burning overnight

Protesters took to the streets

Joanna Rothkopf
November 25, 2014 9:55PM (UTC)

On Monday evening, St. Louis Country Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that a grand jury had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Protesters, who had been organizing for several months in preparation for the announcement, took to the streets of Ferguson only to be met by a heavily militarized police force.

The photos below from journalists, bystanders and television news powerfully tell some of that story.


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