A device deployed by police goes off in the street as police and protesters clash Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
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Residents in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday night were once again demonstrating in protest of the controversial shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Since Sunday, there have been riots, multiple arrests, looting and some violence in the disgruntled St. Louis suburb. Police have responded with heavy-handed tactics, using military-style vehicles and tear gas in an attempt to quell the unrest.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who has been the public face of the city torn by Saturday's death of Brown, told reporters earlier in the day that the St. Louis County investigation of the shooting could take weeks to complete. In the meantime, he said, his department welcomes Justice Department training on racial relations in the suburb, where two-thirds of the 21,000 residents are black while all but three of the police force's 53 officers are white.
"Unfortunately, an undertow (of racial unrest) has bubbled to the surface," said Jackson. "Race relations is the top priority right now."
Two reporters were also reportedly arrested and then released without charges after they apparently failed to clear an area fast enough.
Here are some of the photos and videos that started to emerge on Wednesday:
At one point, police reportedly used sound in an attempt to disperse demonstrators. Watch the video via Facebook/Wes Suber
Saw guy with small silver semi automatic handgun with protesters #Ferguson— David Carson (@PDPJ) August 14, 2014
A device deployed by police goes off in the street as police and protesters clash Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Authorities in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer have used tear gas to try to disperse protesters after flaming projectiles were thrown from the crowd. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A demonstrator throws back a tear gas container after tactical officers try to break up a group of bystanders Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 in West Florissant, Mo. Ferguson has been the site of nightly protests and unrest since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed during a confrontation with an officer on Saturday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen)
Watch as an Al Jazeera news crew is forced to run from tear gas:
This story has been updated. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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