Michael Brown Shooting

Police Fire Tear Gas to Quell Protests Over Michael Brown's Death

Authorities in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

. Marchers move south on S. Florissant Road in downtown Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 as they demonstrate at police headquarters against Saturday's police shooting of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

. Police guard a gas station that was burned on Sunday when protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown led to riots and looting. Scott Olson / Getty Images

. Protester Boss Bastain of St. Louis locks arms with others as they confront Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers in front of the Ferguson police station on Monday. Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

. A man is arrested outside Ferguson Police Department Headquarters on Monday during a protest about the death of Michael Brown. Michael B. Thomas / Getty Images

. Lesley McSpadden, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, wipes away tears as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family picture of himself, his son, top left, and a young child during a news conference Monday. Jeff Roberson / AP

. Guests listen to speakers during a town hall meeting hosted by the St. Louis County NAACP at Murchison Tabernacle Church to discuss the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown and the community unrest that followed his death.

"People are tired. They have reached the end of their rope," said Ruth Latchison Nichols after the NAACP forum, where many more were left waiting outside once the pews reached capacity. "Enough is enough. This is a state of emergency." Scott Olson / Getty Images

. Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised Monday. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said a large crowd that gathered throughout Monday at the site of a burned-out convenience store turned rowdy at nightfall, throwing rocks at police. Officers used tear gas and shot "beanbag rounds" meant to stun them, he said. Jeff Roberson / AP

. Police force protesters from Ferguson's business district into nearby neighborhoods on Monday. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets as residents and their supporters protested the shooting of Michael Brown. Scott Olson / Getty Images

. Tear gas hangs in the air as police force protesters to move away from the Ferguson business district on Monday. Scott Olson / Getty Images

. A child uses a rag to shield her face from tear gas being fired by police in Ferguson on Monday. Scott Olson / Getty Images

. Authorities in Ferguson used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse a large crowd Monday night that had gathered at the site of a burned-out convenience store damaged a night earlier, when many businesses in the area were looted. Robert Cohen / St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

. People raise their hands in the middle of the street as police wearing riot gear move toward their position trying to get them to disperse in Ferguson on Monday night. St. Louis County police spokesman Brian Schellman said there were at least five arrests and no reports of looting. Jeff Roberson / AP