Photos: Celebratory crowds on the sixth day of protest in Ferguson

On the sixth day of protests after the officer-involved fatal shooting of Michael Brown, crowds became celebratory after Gov. Nixon announces changes in the police leadership in Ferguson. Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol in now in charge. He was greeted to hugs and walked with marchers.

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

Keith Lovett (left), Melik Smith, Victoria Smith, Linda Smith and Antonio McDonald(right) hold candles during a gathering of people at the QuikTrip in Ferguson Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol listens to Miller Gardner, 27, of St. Louis County on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, across the street from the burned out QuikTrip on W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson. "Was it a murder?," asked Gardner repeatedly. Johnson answered, "I don't know…

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, as some demonstrators stood in the middle of the street. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Many people drove down the street honking their horns, raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

People lined the street in front of the burned out QuikTrip raising their arms, and holding signs on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, as cars drove by with horns blaring. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Missouri Highway Patrol takes over the Ferguson protests

Capt. Ron Brown, of the Missouri Highway Patrol listens to the complaints of protesters across the street from the burned out QuikTrip on W. Florissant in Ferguson on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Brown had just finished participating in a march sponsored by area ministers. Photo by J.B. Forbes, …

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

People hang out the window of their car displaying tee shirts honoring Mike Brown as they drive down W. Florissant Avenue on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

People marked the ground in front of the burnt out QuikTrip in Ferguson with chalk honoring Mike Brown on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

Jordan Puckett, age 10, shows off his painted forehead honoring Mike Brown during a gathering of people on the QuikTrip lot on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

Hassan on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

St. Louis police officer James Stagg shakes hands with Randy Clark on the QuikTrip lot on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson shakes hands with a passing protester as they march down Canfield Drive on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson gets a hug from Angela Whitman as a crowd of protesters march down Canfield Drive on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

A crowd of protesters gather near the spot where Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer after they marched from Chamber Road on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

A man wears a button honoring Mike Brown on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 as protesters gather near the spot where Brown was killed. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson addresses the crowd of protesters by mega phone asking them to stay on the sidewalk and not block traffic on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Ferguson Thursday

Ferguson Thursday

A crowd of protesters march down Canfield Drive on their way to QuikTrip to continue their protest on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

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