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Riots, Fires Erupt In Ferguson After Officer Cleared In Michael Brown Jr. Shooting

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Nov. 25 2014, Published 9:05 a.m. ET

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The announcement that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted by a grand jury in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. triggered a number of demonstrations throughout the country, none as damaging near the Ferguson, Mo. epicenter, where 29 people were arrested in the wake of a fiery riot that saw police cars set ablaze and a dozen local businesses destroyed.

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A line of police officers in riot gear form a wall in Ferguson, Mo., preparing for problems in the St. Louis suburb following the announcement Officer Darren Wilson would be cleared in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. 

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A line of police officers in riot gear form a wall in Ferguson, Mo., preparing for problems in the St. Louis suburb following the announcement Officer Darren Wilson would be cleared in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. 

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A St. Louis County police car is pelted, as rioters clash with cops attempting crowd control.

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A St. Louis County police car is pelted, as rioters clash with cops attempting crowd control.

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One of the cars is set ablaze amid the chaotic situation.

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One of the cars is set ablaze amid the chaotic situation.

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The announcement caused rioting in Oakland, Calif. as well, leading to the closure of a major freeway in the area.

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The announcement caused rioting in Oakland, Calif. as well, leading to the closure of a major freeway in the area.

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Demonstrations took place across America, such as this one in New York City.

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Demonstrations took place across America, such as this one in New York City.

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Ferguson rioters make obscene gestures toward police cars as tension mounts in the area.

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Ferguson rioters make obscene gestures toward police cars as tension mounts in the area.

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