The roots of unrest in Ferguson, explained in 2 minutes

by Jay, 10 years ago
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Read the latest updates here: The residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have taken to the streets to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was killed by police on August 9. Demonstrations turned violent the day after Brown's shooting, with reports of looting in the area, but since then, protesters have remained largely peaceful. Nevertheless, police responded with military-grade equipment, tear gas, and rubber bullets. Vox's German Lopez explains how the response from law enforcement exacerbates long-standing tensions in this small St. Louis suburb. --- Credits: Written by German Lopez and Amanda Taub Produced by Joe Posner and Joss Fong Images courtesy of Scott Olson/Getty Images Video footage from: KARG Argus Radio: Fox2: Brown Blaze: St. Louis Post Dispatch: KMOV: