Moments after the announcement that a grand jury declined to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, crowds poured into Ferguson streets to protest and within a few hours set cars and buildings on fire. (Nov. 25)
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1. Wide of crowd gathered outside police headquarters, reacting as word spreads that no indictment was issued by the grand jury.
2. Protestors carry bed sheet that reads "boycott everything" after grand jury decision is released.
3. Wide police helicopter sweeps crowd with searchlight.
4. Wide of police behind riot shields, crouching after sound that could be a possible gunshot, pan crowd, reporter narrates to get to safer position.
5. Wide crowd runs from tear gas being fired, note fireworks fired apparently fired toward police.
6. Wide crowd continues to run from tear gas.
St. Louis, Missouri - November 24, 2014
7. Various of people in prayer, writing prayers at Christ Church Cathedral
8. SOUNDBITE (English), Rev. Michael D. Kinman, Christ Church Cathedral:
"Deep sadness. Some are angry. Some are traumatized by what is happening in the city right now. Some are tempted to despair and hopelessness. But, I think part of why they're here is they don't want to go that place of despair and hopelessness. Some are people who just don't want to be alone right now. And, I'm so glad that they felt that they could come here."
9. Various of written prayers at Christ Church Cathedral
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A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.
Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County's top prosecutor, crowds began pouring into Ferguson streets to protest the decision.
Some taunted police, broke windows and vandalized cars. Within a few hours, several large buildings were ablaze, and frequent gunfire was heard.