Monday 22 December 2014

Police 'under heavy gunfire' at Missouri protests

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Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters on Monday after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Police officers point their weapons at demonstrators protesting against the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
Police officers react to the movements of a rowdy group of demonstrators during protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Police officers stand on top of an armored truck to monitor the movements of a rowdy group of demonstrators during protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Members of a rowdy group of demonstrators stand with their hands up as they are lit by a police spotlight on West Florissant during protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A protester dons a gas mask on West Florissant during protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Members of a rowdy group of demonstrators stand with a road sign on West Florissant during protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Members of a rowdy group of demonstrators drag a portable toilet onto the roadway during protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Demonstrators listen to rapper Nelly during a peaceful march in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Police point out protesters Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
Markese Mull lies in the street during a protest Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called in the National Guard Monday after police again used tear gas to quell protesters in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Police detain a protester Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
Elle Lucier, center, is comforted by Shawn Walton, left, and Sheola Farquharson as she pauses while fighting back tears during a speech at a rally in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Protestors autograph a sketch of Michael Brown during a protest, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Atlanta to protest the shooting death of Brown, an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A protester watches the confrontation between the police and demonstrators Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes)
A member of the Missouri Highway Patrol is seen atop an armored personnel carrier Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A protester raises his arms following a clash with police Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)
Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant as they react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, near Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant holding a street sign, with their hands up, towards the police during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant as they react to tear gas fired by police during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A fire, lit by a demonstrator, burns outside of a restaurant on West Florissant during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A citizen peacekeeper tries to keep protesters back as police advance Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)
Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson (center R) greets rapper Nelly on West Florissant during ongoing protests in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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