Michael Brown and Ferguson: The Story in Photos

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Bryan Sutter, Theo Welling, Tom Carlson

The cover of the August 14, 2014, edition of the Riverfront Times.

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was walking with a friend on the 2900 block of Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri, when the two came across a Ferguson police officer. What happened next is unclear, but after a series of gunshots, Michael Brown was lying face down in the street in a pool of blood. He was dead, shot repeatedly by officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Brown was unarmed, and many witnesses say he had his hands raised in the air at the time he was shot.

In the days following the shooting, there have been outpourings of support, sorrow, and anger from celebrities and community members alike. Many have taken to the streets of Ferguson to protest. What began as a peaceful demonstration turned increasingly violent, and the protests turned into riots. Now two others have been shot in separate incidents, and the tension surrounding Brown's death continues to permeate St. Louis and the country.

The photographs above were taken by Riverfront Times photographers and writers as well as by contributors. A number of different cameras and cell phones were used.

See also:
- Our full coverage of Michael Brown's death and Ferguson's unrest here.
- Slideshow: Hundreds Gather in NYC to Protest Michael Brown's Death
- Slideshow: Michael Brown Protest in Downtown Miami
- Slideshow: Ferguson Protestors Rally in Denver
- Slideshow: Several Arrested in NYC During March Against Police Brutality
- Why the Outrage After Michael Brown's Death Was Different From the Outrage After Eric Garner's Death

Published on August 14, 2014

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holdeninpdx
holdeninpdx

"...eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was walking with a friend on the 2900 block of Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri, when the two came across a Ferguson police officer."  The Police Captain said Brown and his friend were standing in the middle of a street, blocking traffic and making asses of themselves, which was right after Brown stole a $50 box of cigars, shoving the old man clerk away with a forearm to the neck.


Why hasn't this story been updated?

gofastgo
gofastgo

This (he was going to start college next week) is nothing more than a thug, a robber, a bum.  Should he have gotten shot, from the thuggery he displayed in the video, probably, 'hands in the air' my butt, this guy was a street hoodlum, listening to police wasn't in the cards for him.

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