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Vigils And Vandalism In St. Louis Suburb After Police Fatally Shoot A Black Teen

In Ferguson, Mo., protests started outside police headquarters late Sunday over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. Police said 32 people were arrested for theft, assault, and burglary. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1407727772); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3414230”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407727772); });

1. Update — Aug. 11, 11:32 a.m. ET:

2. A vigil for an 18-year-old fatally shot by police was followed by looting and demonstrations Sunday, according to multiple reports.

A vigil for an 18-year-old fatally shot by police was followed by looting and demonstrations Sunday, according to multiple reports .

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AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

Hundreds of people gathered for a vigil in memory of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, who was shot by police on Saturday evening. But following the peaceful vigil, the atmosphere in Ferguson turned tense and demonstrators took to the streets, hurling bottles at police officers and looting stores, CNN reported.

Police were able to get on top of the looting by around 1:30 a.m. CT, but a command post will remain in Ferguson, reported Fox 2 News. Police arrested 32 people for theft, assault, and burglary, according to reports.

In a statement Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of Brown.

3. Angry protesters demanded answers and apologies in standoffs with police.

Antonio French @AntonioFrench

Getting the protestors to sit down. Put hands up in protest. #ferguson

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4. A photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was able to capture some of the looting on camera:

A photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was able to capture some of the looting on camera:

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AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

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AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson

According to Fox 2 News, the looted businesses include Zisser Tire and Auto, AutoZone, QuikTrip (pictured), Family Dollar, Walmart, Footlocker, Ross Dress for Less, Walgreens, Shoe Carnival, Hibbett Sports, Taco Bell, Sprint Store, KMart, DTLR, Phillips 66, and Meineke.

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Via Google Maps/Fox 2 News

8. The looting of Ferguson’s QuikTrip was captured on this video:

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=b5_ZrN30dDg. youtube.com Rachel Lippmann @rlippmann

In Canfield Gardens, people lay candles at the site where Michael fell. #MichaelBrown

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15. Fires were started.

Michael Calhoun @michaelcalhoun

BREAKING: AutoTire windows smashed. Rims and tires stolen. This is OUTSIDE the secure zone. #Ferguson @kmoxnews

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20. Looters allegedly started stealing directly from QuikTrip’s ATM.

Antonio French @AntonioFrench

Men have pulled a truck up to the QT and are loading the ATM into the back. #Ferguson

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21. The toppled ATM:

Christina Coleman @ChristinaKSDK

I'm now behind the police line, K-9 units are out. Police are breaking up the crowd

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Antonio French @AntonioFrench

Police are moving in.

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Chief Sam Dotson @ChiefSLMPD

At the @stlcountypd request, the MO Highway Patrol and our tac unit have deployed together in N County.

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Chief Sam Dotson @ChiefSLMPD

We have also sent officers to backfill @stlcountypd officers in the southern part of the county who have been moved to north county.

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26. This video shows the aftermath of the QuikTrip looting:

Antonio French @AntonioFrench

Right now in #Ferguson

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27. Footage and images shared on Twitter and Instagram showed the store on fire:

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mbvd/vigils-and-vandalism-in-a-st-louis-suburb-after-police-shot

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