Some 350 demonstrators were met by police in armored vehicles and officers wearing body armor, carrying assault rifles. When the crowd ignored orders to disperse, officers fired tear gas, smoke bombs and rubber bullets, the AP reported.
As smoke engulfed the area, the clashes were heavily reported on social media by local residents, reporters and even a local politician, Antonio French. Both French and two journalists were reportedly arrested by police during the unrest.
“What do we want? Justice,” the protesters chanted.
Police fired smoked bombs to disperse the crowd.
In this video, Ferguson police is seen using armored vehicles to control the crowds.
Protesters are seen here standing in a straight line, engulfed in white smoke.