A night of violence, after an evening of calm

Just after midnight, police came to W. Florissant and Ferguson Avenues telling people to disperse. Then concussion grenades and pepper spray was released.

Tactical teams move in to disburse protestors

Tactical teams move in to disburse protestors

Concussion grenades and pepper spray were used to temporarily disburse protestors on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Tactical teams move in to disburse protestors

Tactical teams move in to disburse protestors

Concussion grenades and pepper spray were used to temporarily disburse protestors on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Looting resumes after midnight in Ferguson

Looting resumes after midnight in Ferguson

Looters storm Ferguson Market and Liquor on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The store was a focal point on Friday when it was reported by police that Michael Brown participated in a strong-arm robbery of a box of cigars from the store. Photo by Robert Cohen,…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors use road signs and cones to make their own line in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol used pepper spray and tossed concus…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors stand in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol used pepper spray and tossed concussion grenades and tear gas at the crowd. P…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors use road signs to make their own line in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol used pepper spray and tossed concussion grena…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors kneel in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol used pepper spray and tossed concussion grenades and tear gas at the crowd. P…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Agains a backdrop of flood lights from police tactical vehicles, protestors stand their ground in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors stand in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol used pepper spray and tossed concussion grenades and tear gas at the crowd. P…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors stand in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol used pepper spray and tossed concussion grenades and tear gas at the crowd. P…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors stand in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol used pepper spray and tossed concussion grenades and tear gas at the crowd. P…

Looting resumes after midnight in Ferguson

Looting resumes after midnight in Ferguson

A looter escapes with electronics from STL Cordless on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Looting resumes after midnight in Ferguson

Looting resumes after midnight in Ferguson

A looter escapes with items from Feel Beauty Supply on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, after protestors clashed with police. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Looting resumes after midnight in Ferguson

Looting resumes after midnight in Ferguson

Looters storm Ferguson Market and Liquor on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson early Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The store was a focal point on Friday when it was reported by police that Michael Brown participated in a strong-arm robbery of a box of cigars from the store. Photo by Robert Cohen,…

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

Protestors defy police, take to the streets of Ferguson

St. Louis alderman Antonio French (left) tries to hold back a protestor who was standing in the middle of West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, refusing to leave despite police orders early on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. About an hour earlier, a SWAT team from the Missouri Highway Patrol used pep…

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