FERGUSON, Mo. (TheBlaze/AP) — Unrest has broken out for a second night in a St. Louis suburb where a young unarmed black man was fatally shot by police.
Authorities blocked off access to Ferguson on Monday night and KTVI-TV reported that police in riot gear were using tear gas to disperse a crowd of protesters. It said there were reports of rubber bullets being fired. KMOV-TV said the tear gas was being fired at people gathering near a major intersection.
Surreal images and videos emerged on Twitter Monday night, some showing police in riot gear facing off with protesters.
A show of force in #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/YohidKFJeq
— FOX2now (@FOX2now) August 12, 2014
"@BigBoi: Wow ! This cop points his AR at an unarmed ward Alderman. RT @AntonioFrench: #Ferguson https://t.co/RvD6EcUJag" #MartialLaw
— i dont know yet (@jasonplusone) August 12, 2014
Now this. Plus noisemakers. Everybody runs. Reminds me of Cairo. pic.twitter.com/wlYijTHT66
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 12, 2014
Reporter #Ferguson --> RT @ChristinaKSDK: Omg, tear gas in my eyes, nose.. It burns. Ugh!
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 12, 2014
"Please return to your homes or we will deploy gas" say police. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/oULYpAExLV
— Casey Nolen KSDK (@CaseyNolen) August 12, 2014
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the area. pic.twitter.com/TUZPjZGrlv
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 12, 2014
What is going on in #Ferguson is not real. I can't believe this is happening.
— Marielle Thomas (@IAmMarielleT) August 12, 2014
There were also reports that police were ordering media to clear out from certain areas. This via St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Valerie Schremp Hahn:
Swat team telling media to clear out on West Florissant. #ferguson https://t.co/sY3jNKNuD3
— Valerie Schremp Hahn (@valeriehahn) August 12, 2014
Looting and unrest had broken out Sunday night following a candlelight vigil for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who police said was shot multiple times Saturday after being confronted by an officer in Ferguson, a suburb of 21,000 that's nearly 70 percent black.
Witnesses have said Brown had his hands raised when he was shot by a police officer.
On Sunday night, two police officers were reported injured and 32 people were arrested during riots around West Florissant.
Watch more footage reportedly taken in Ferguson on Monday:
How the news unfolded live: