Over 2,000 Missouri national guardsmen are being deployed on Tuesday after demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas following a St. Louis County grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
Protesters occupy an intersection outside the St. Louis County Police Department headquarters on Tuesday in Clayton, Mo., in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.
A protester leaves the demonstration after being treated for tear gas exposure. The unrest began overnight soon after St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the grand jury of nine whites and three blacks decided that "no probable cause exists" to file charges against Wilson.
Firefighters douse a restaurant that was set on fire when protesters rioted in Ferguson. "What I've seen tonight is probably much worse than the worst night we ever had in August, and that's truly unfortunate," St. Louis County Police Chief John Belmar said.