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Ferguson Erupts: Powerful Scenes From Weeks of Unrest

Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised Monday, Aug. 11, in Ferguson, Mo.

The fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9 has sparked two weeks of unrest and frequent confrontations with police in the St. Louis suburb.

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People raise their hands in the middle of the street as police wearing riot gear try to get them to disperse on Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A witness in the case told local media that Brown had raised his arms to police to show that he was unarmed before being killed.

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A police officer points his weapon from the top of an armored vehicle as police stand guard on Aug. 13.

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Riot police clear demonstrators from a street in Ferguson on Aug. 13. Police in Ferguson fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

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Police surround and detain two people in a car on Aug. 13.

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A protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police on Aug. 13.

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Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO), left, and Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol speak to demonstrators gathered along West Florissant Avenue on Aug. 15. Johnson was selected by the governor to coordinate law enforcement agencies amid the uproar over the Ferguson police response to protests in the days following Michael Brown's death.

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Demonstrators gather along West Florissant Ave. on Aug. 15.

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Demonstrators confront police with their arms raised during demonstrations on Aug. 16.

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A masked man carries items out of a liquor store that was looted following demonstrations in Ferguson on Aug. 16.

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A police officer prepares to throw a tear gas canister as police try to disperse demonstrators on Aug. 17.

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Police tackle a man who was walking down the street in front of McDonald's on Aug. 18. The man appeared to be walking past a group that had been assembled nearby and police were telling everyone to keep walking. Moments after he turned around and exchanged words with the police that he was just walking, police took him to the ground.

Local police have confirmed to NBC News that the officer just to the left of the arresting officers is Officer Dan Page. Page will be on administrative leave for the duration of an internal investigation into a video in which he bragged about being a “killer” and made derogatory comments, a department spokesman told NBC News Saturday.

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Demonstrators stand in the middle of West Florissant as they react to tear gas fired by police on Aug. 18.

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A protester is detained by police on Aug. 18.

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Children on a school bus gesture and chant, "Hands up, don't shoot" on Aug. 19 as the vehicle drives past the scene where St. Louis police earlier in the day shot and killed a man wielding a knife.
The gesture is frequently seen at demonstrations against the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, three miles away in the suburb of Ferguson.

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A man is doused with milk and sprayed with mist after being hit by an eye irritant from security forces trying to disperse demonstrators in Ferguson on Aug. 20.

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Protesters march in the street as lightning flashes in the distance on Aug. 20.

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Theo Murphy, left, of Florissant, Mo., and his brother Jordan Marshall, 11, light candles at a memorial on Canfield Drive where Michael Brown was fatally shot. A small group of people, who preferred to remain anonymous, laid roses along the middle of the road that stretched about 60 yards.

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