Ferguson riots becomes Friday night block party

After a week of violence, Ferguson is home to the biggest party in the city as thousands come out to celebrate their unity and rally for Michael Brown.

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Protesters chant and dance to a drum group set up next to the burned out QuikTrip on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Friday evening, Aug. 15, 2014, in a show of peaceful protest during the rain. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Protestors of all sizes plentiful in Ferguson

Protestors of all sizes plentiful in Ferguson

A sea of cars continued to roll down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson as families protesting the killing of Michael Brown were plentiful on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Protestors of all sizes plentiful in Ferguson

Protestors of all sizes plentiful in Ferguson

Jill Greene of Bellefontaine Neighbors bends for a closer look at the skeleton of the burned QuikTrip in Ferguson on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. "There are too many stories that just don't add up," said Greene, who was making her first visit to the area where looting erupted the day after Michael…

Protestors of all sizes plentiful in Ferguson

Protestors of all sizes plentiful in Ferguson

Smoke from a tire burnout rises over protestors on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Protestors of all sizes plentiful in Ferguson

Protestors of all sizes plentiful in Ferguson

Isaiah King Ivy, 3, makes his shirt a mask as he participates in demonstrations with his north St. Louis County family on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Jesse Jackson visits memorial to Michael Brown

Jesse Jackson visits memorial to Michael Brown

Jesse Jackson visits the memorial where Michael Brown was shot dead in the Canfield Green Apartments on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Jesse Jackson visits memorial to Michael Brown

Jesse Jackson visits memorial to Michael Brown

Jesse Jackson embraces Cephus Johnson at the memorial where Michael Brown was shot dead in the Canfield Green Apartments on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Johnson's nephew, Oscar Grant, was killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in 2009. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Jesse Jackson visits memorial to Michael Brown

Jesse Jackson visits memorial to Michael Brown

Jesse Jackson walks on West Florissant Avenue near the QuikTrip in Ferguson, mingling with people protesting the death of Michael Brown on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Family responds to Ferguson police reports

Family responds to Ferguson police reports

Louis Head (right), stepfather of Michael Brown, and Brown's cousin Eric Davis attend a news conference outside the Ferguson police department where family members and attorneys spoke about the information released on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 by Police Chief Tom Jackson. Photo by Robert Cohen, …

Family responds to Ferguson police reports

Family responds to Ferguson police reports

Louis Head, stepfather of Michael Brown, walks away from a news conference outside the Ferguson police department where family members and attorneys spoke about the information released on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 by Police Chief Tom Jackson. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Family responds to Ferguson police reports

Family responds to Ferguson police reports

Eric Davis, first cousin of Michael Brown, goes to his knees and raises his arms as he speaks at a news conference outside the Ferguson police department where family members and attorneys spoke about the information released on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, by Police Chief Tom Jackson. Photo by Ro…

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Rev. Jesse Jackson gets a high five from a protester as he is led away from the press next to the burned out QuikTrip on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Friday evening, Aug. 15, 2014, after talking about the Michael Brown shooting. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

People jumped into vehicles moving down W. Florissant past the burned out QuikTrip in Ferguson on Friday evening, Aug. 15, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Despite the rain, many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Friday evening, Aug. 15, 2014, as some demonstrators lined the road and others stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-…

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Despite the rain, many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Friday evening, Aug. 15, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Despite the rain, many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Friday evening, Aug. 15, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Jesse Jackson visits as protests continue

Despite the rain, many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Friday evening, Aug. 15, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Peaceful protests early Friday evening- Ashley Lathen

Peaceful protests early Friday evening- Ashley Lathen

"I am feeling the love out here and supporting Mike Brown," said Ashley Lathen of St. Louis, who demonstrated for justice for Mike Brown on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, along W. Florissant in Ferguson. Since the Highway State Highway Patrol has taken over the security in region, W. Florissant has …

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

A message of love adorns the parking lot of the burned QuikTrip on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, along W. Florissant in Ferguson. The parking lot has been an ongoing location for protestors seeking justice for Michael Brown. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

"We still want answers. I am happy the riot police left. It feels better again" said Charles Henderson, 21, of Ferguson, who rides his skateboard on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in the parking lot of the burned QuikTrip. Protestors continue to gather at QuikTrip seeking justice for Michael Brown. …

Peaceful protests early Friday evening- family prays

Peaceful protests early Friday evening- family prays

"She just came up to me and asked if she could pray with my daughters," said father Raymond Straughter who prays with his daughters Railey, 9, (from left) Raven, 6, and Raina, 8 with new friend Tonya McMiller at a demonstration for justice for Mike Brown on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, along W. Fl…

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

Demonstrators protest for justice for Mike Brown on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, along W. Florissant in Ferguson. Since the Highway State Highway Patrol has taken over the security in the region, they have kept W. Florissant Rd. open to traffic. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

Dwight Williams, 8, of Ferguson busts out some dance moves to the drumming of Avery Gales,13, on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at a demonstration for justice for Michael Brown along W. Florissant Rd. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

Peaceful protests early Friday evening

Demonstrators protest for justice for Mike Brown on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, along W. Florissant in Ferguson. Since the Highway State Highway Patrol has taken over the security in the region, they have kept W. Florissant Rd. open to traffic. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson police ID officer Darren Wilson as shooter of Michael Brown- Ferguson police ID officer Darren Wilson as shooter of Michael Brown- protesting continues

Ferguson police ID officer Darren Wilson as shooter of Michael Brown- Ferguson police ID officer Darren Wilson as shooter of Michael Brown- protesting continues

"I just know that this is a day Mike Brown will never see," Barbara Buress of Ferguson on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, who wears her graduation gown to protest for Michael Brown in front of the burned QuickTrip located on W. Florissant. Buress said her graduation from a nursing technical college w…

Peaceful protests early Friday evening- Ashley Lathen

Peaceful protests early Friday evening- Ashley Lathen

"I am feeling the love out here and supporting Mike Brown," said Ashley Lathen of St. Louis, who demonstrated for justice for Mike Brown on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, along W. Florissant in Ferguson. Since the Highway State Highway Patrol has taken over the security in region, W. Florissant has …

Ferguson police ID officer Darren Wilson as shooter of Michael Brown- protesting continues

Ferguson police ID officer Darren Wilson as shooter of Michael Brown- protesting continues

"I can't dress down without being racially profiled," said Bruce Franks, who stood along W. Florissant Rd. protesting for justice for Michael Brown on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. "I am college educated. I own two businesses. Yet when I go running around my neighborhood in Benton Park people are a…

Ferguson police ID officer Darren Wilson as shooter of Michael Brown

Ferguson police ID officer Darren Wilson as shooter of Michael Brown

"We all need peace right now," said Evelynia Brown of Tennessee joined protestors seeking justice in for Michael Brown on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the burned QuickTrip located on W. Florissant. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

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