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Clashes Break Out as Ferguson Protesters Defy Curfew

Malik Shabazz, center, National President of Black Lawyers for Justice, carries a picture of Michael Brown as he leads demonstrators on a march on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday, Aug. 16.

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Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who was appointed by the governor to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson, greets demonstrators on Saturday. Violent protests have erupted nearly every night in the city since the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9.

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Candles are lit in driving rain Saturday at a memorial at the site where Michael Brown was killed seven days earlier.

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Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown hold signs asking police to serve and protect.

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Police officers stand in position by the 911 Hair Salon on Saturday night as they watch demonstrators protest Michael Brown's death.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon imposed a midnight curfew for demonstrators continuing to protest the the killing of Brown, who was shot and killed last week by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

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Demonstrators hold their hands up while gathered on the streets of Ferguson late on Saturday.

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Police fire gas canisters at a crowd of nearly 200 protesters who disobeyed the midnight curfew and gathered on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson early Sunday.

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A protester reaches down to throw back a smoke canister as police clear a street after the passing of a midnight curfew meant to stem ongoing demonstrations in Ferguson. The group of protesters angry at the shooting death of Michael Brown remained on the streets early on Sunday minutes past the declared curfew, as police gathered nearby in a tense standoff.

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People scramble as police fire tear gas at demonstrators protesting the shooting of Michael Brown after they refused to honor the midnight curfew.

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A protester is carried after being overcome by tear gas fired by police after a midnight curfew passed.

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