PHOTOS: Protesters in Ferguson and Across the Nation React to Grand Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

Celebration: Protestors parade in the parking lot of a burning auto parts store in Ferguson following the grand jury decision

Celebration: Protestors parade in the parking lot of a burning auto parts store in Ferguson following the grand jury decision

Police said that up to 25 structures were razed by rioters in Ferguson. There were 80 arrests in the suburb and in the city of St Louis

Police said that up to 25 structures were razed by rioters in Ferguson. There were 80 arrests in the suburb and in the city of St Louis

Flames: A local storage facility is set ablaze in Ferguson during disturbances that saw 150 live gunshots fired, according to police

Flames: A local storage facility is set ablaze in Ferguson during disturbances that saw 150 live gunshots fired, according to police

Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer

Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer

Up in flames: Police in riot gear stand near a burning car on a street in Ferguson on Monday. Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County's top prosecutor, crowds began pouring into Ferguson streets to protest the decision

Up in flames: Police in riot gear stand near a burning car on a street in Ferguson on Monday. Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County’s top prosecutor, crowds began pouring into Ferguson streets to protest the decision

Police arrive at a business Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Dellwood, Mo., as cars in a parking lot next to the building burn. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Heavily armed police arrive at a business in Dellwood, a neighbouring suburb to Ferguson, as cars in a parking lot next to the building burn

Confrontation: A police officer aims his non-lethal shotgun at protestors in Ferguson

Confrontation: A police officer aims his non-lethal shotgun at protestors in Ferguson

Preparation: Police put on their gas masks after chasing off looters from a business in Ferguson

Preparation: Police put on their gas masks after chasing off looters from a business in Ferguson

Opportunist: Looters run from a gas station as police arrive during the rioting in a heavily armored SWAT vehicle

Opportunist: Looters run from a gas station as police arrive during the rioting in a heavily armored SWAT vehicle

Crackdown: Police dismount from a vehicle as they chase looters away from a business in Ferguson

Crackdown: Police dismount from a vehicle as they chase looters away from a business in Ferguson

Taking stock: Concerned business owners survey damage suffered during rioting in Ferguson

Taking stock: Concerned business owners survey damage suffered during rioting in Ferguson

Raid: Looters smashed their way into a local Ferguson business and helped themselves to products that it sold

Raid: Looters smashed their way into a local Ferguson business and helped themselves to products that it sold

Out of control: Police in riot gear move past a vehicle that continues to burn on the street in Ferguson

Out of control: Police in riot gear move past a vehicle that continues to burn on the street in Ferguson

Fearsome: A demonstrator flashes a peace sign before a burning police car during clashes between police and protesters over the decision in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brown

Fearsome: A demonstrator flashes a peace sign before a burning police car during clashes between police and protesters over the decision in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brown

Patrol: A police officer and his service dog walk past an auto parts store set ablaze by protestors in Ferguson

Patrol: A police officer and his service dog walk past an auto parts store set ablaze by protestors in Ferguson

So far during the Ferguson protests there have been 29 arrests, 13 injuries – and no fatalities, with police saying they have not fired any shots

So far during the Ferguson protests there have been 29 arrests, 13 injuries – and no fatalities, with police saying they have not fired any shots

Pizza: Firefighters work on extinguishing the burning Little Ceasar's restaurant in Ferguson on Monday night. Some protestors taunted police, broke windows and vandalized cars

Pizza: Firefighters work on extinguishing the burning Little Ceasar’s restaurant in Ferguson on Monday night. Some protestors taunted police, broke windows and vandalized cars

Race: A firefighter walks past the burning Little Ceasars restaurant in Ferguson on Monday. Within a few hours, several large buildings were ablaze, and frequent gunfire was heard

Race: A firefighter walks past the burning Little Ceasars restaurant in Ferguson on Monday. Within a few hours, several large buildings were ablaze, and frequent gunfire was heard

Chaos: Police ride on a vehicle past a burning building that was set ablaze by protestors in Ferguson

Chaos: Police ride on a vehicle past a burning building that was set ablaze by protestors in Ferguson

Blaze: Police warned protesters Monday night to stay away from burning police cars which contain live ammunition. Officers used tear gas to try to disperse some of the gatherings

Blaze: Police warned protesters Monday night to stay away from burning police cars which contain live ammunition. Officers used tear gas to try to disperse some of the gatherings

A car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on November 24 

A car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on November 24

Anger: Demonstrators, many with their faces covered by scarves, try to push over a police car in Ferguson

Anger: Demonstrators, many with their faces covered by scarves, try to push over a police car in Ferguson

Masked protesters attack a St Louis county police car during clashes following the grand jury decision despite the appeals for calm

Masked protesters attack a St Louis county police car during clashes following the grand jury decision despite the appeals for calm

Rampage: Demonstrators brazenly loot a local store in Ferguson following the grand jury decision with armfuls of goods being carried off

Rampage: Demonstrators brazenly loot a local store in Ferguson following the grand jury decision with armfuls of goods being carried off

An antique furniture shop on South Florissant Road in Ferguson burns moments after its window were broken out

An antique furniture shop on South Florissant Road in Ferguson burns moments after its window were broken out

Destruction: Police officers wearing gas masks and carrying riot shields watch a business burn after it was set on fire by protestors

Destruction: Police officers wearing gas masks and carrying riot shields watch a business burn after it was set on fire by protestors

Show of force: Police fire canisters of tear gas from armored vehicles as demonstratos move on to the streets in Ferguson

Show of force: Police fire canisters of tear gas from armored vehicles as demonstratos move on to the streets in Ferguson

Destroyed: Cars burn at a car dealership as demonstrators protest the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson

Destroyed: Cars burn at a car dealership as demonstrators protest the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson

Heavy smoke: A firefighter at work during the rioting in Ferguson which erupted soon after Officer Wilson was put in the clear

Heavy smoke: A firefighter at work during the rioting in Ferguson which erupted soon after Officer Wilson was put in the clear

Anarchy: Looters run out of a business  in Ferguson during a night that saw dozens arrested and up to 25 buildings set on fire

Anarchy: Looters run out of a business in Ferguson during a night that saw dozens arrested and up to 25 buildings set on fire

Vandalism: A looter breaks windows at a McDonald's during the rioting that was described as 'much worse' than the disturbances that took place in the immediate aftermath of the shooting

Vandalism: A looter breaks windows at a McDonald’s during the rioting that was described as ‘much worse’ than the disturbances that took place in the immediate aftermath of the shooting

Havoc: Looters throw items into a burning business during the post-verdict rioting

Havoc: Looters throw items into a burning business during the post-verdict rioting

Arson: Two men walk by the burning Little Caesars restaurant in Ferguson Missouri, USA, on 24 November after violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday, with gunshots heard and tear gas fired, after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August

Arson: Two men walk by the burning Little Caesars restaurant in Ferguson Missouri, USA, on 24 November after violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday, with gunshots heard and tear gas fired, after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August

After months of reviewing the evidence, the 12 men and women on the grand jury decided not to bring up any of a handful of possible charges against Wilson, which included first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter

After months of reviewing the evidence, the 12 men and women on the grand jury decided not to bring up any of a handful of possible charges against Wilson, which included first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter

St Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch made the announcement around 8:30pm, first stating his condolences to the victim's family and explaining the 'exhaustive' process the grand jury went through before coming to their decision

St Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch made the announcement around 8:30pm, first stating his condolences to the victim’s family and explaining the ‘exhaustive’ process the grand jury went through before coming to their decision

Rage: After months of waiting, the decision was finally made public late on Monday as the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson braced for protests following months of unrest in a case which has become a flash point for race relations in the U.S

Rage: After months of waiting, the decision was finally made public late on Monday as the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson braced for protests following months of unrest in a case which has become a flash point for race relations in the U.S

Seasons Greeting: Protestors decided to set parts of the city alight - including this vehicle - just on shot of a festive street sign

Seasons Greeting: Protestors decided to set parts of the city alight – including this vehicle – just on shot of a festive street sign

Guard: Police officers stand in a line next to a burning police car during a demonstration in Ferguson

Guard: Police officers stand in a line next to a burning police car during a demonstration in Ferguson

Firefighters try to extinguish a burning restaurant set on fire after protesters rioted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case

Firefighters try to extinguish a burning restaurant set on fire after protesters rioted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case

Not-so-happy holiday season: Police in riot gear form a line to control protesters underneath a 'Seasons Greetings' sign in Ferguson on Monday

Not-so-happy holiday season: Police in riot gear form a line to control protesters underneath a ‘Seasons Greetings’ sign in Ferguson on Monday

Ferguson is burning: At least a dozen buildings were razed to the ground overnight on Monday as violent clashes with police escalated

Ferguson is burning: At least a dozen buildings were razed to the ground overnight on Monday as violent clashes with police escalated

Night of extremes: Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze, set by rioters, at a Little Caesar's restaurant in Ferguson

Night of extremes: Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze, set by rioters, at a Little Caesar’s restaurant in Ferguson

The aftermath: Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that engulfed a Little Caesar's restaurant in Ferguson

The aftermath: Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that engulfed a Little Caesar’s restaurant in Ferguson

Wrecked: A Ferguson firefighter surveys rubble at a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted

Wrecked: A Ferguson firefighter surveys rubble at a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted

Heart-breaking: Parts of Ferguson were left looking like a war zone after rioters set buildings ablaze and looted shops

Heart-breaking: Parts of Ferguson were left looking like a war zone after rioters set buildings ablaze and looted shops

Darren Wilson

No charges: A grand jury has decided that police officer Darren Wilson (left) will not face charges for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, 18, (right) in Ferguson, Missouri last August

Outcry: Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden, seen in a white beanie and sunglasses, being held by a man in a green baseball shirt, collapsed after hearing the decision Monday night

Heartbroken: Ms McSpadden publicly sobbed and yelled  'this is wrong!' after the decision, while Brown's step-father yelled 'burn this b**** down'

Heartbroken: Ms McSpadden publicly sobbed and yelled  ‘this is wrong!’ after the decision, while Brown’s step-father yelled ‘burn this b**** down’

Police rush in to break up protesters outside the Ferguson Police Station

Police rush in to break up protesters outside the Ferguson Police Station

Violence: The Brown family called for peaceful protests in their official statement, but the crowds quickly turned violent and police officers in riot gear shot tear gas into the masses of demonstrators. Above, A protester stands with his hands on his head as tear gas fills a Ferguson street Monday night

Violence: The Brown family called for peaceful protests in their official statement, but the crowds quickly turned violent and police officers in riot gear shot tear gas into the masses of demonstrators. Above, A protester stands with his hands on his head as tear gas fills a Ferguson street Monday night

In pain: A protester stands in the street with what appears to be milk streaming down her face, after being treated for tear gas exposure Monday night 

In pain: A protester stands in the street with what appears to be milk streaming down her face, after being treated for tear gas exposure Monday night

Police search for looters at a burning Walgreens store which was set on fire by protestors

Police search for looters at a burning Walgreens store which was set on fire by protestors

Disruption: Police confront protestors in Ferguson using armored vehicles and riot shields

Disruption: Police confront protestors in Ferguson using armored vehicles and riot shields

Stay calm: President Obama held a press conference shortly after the grand jury's decision was announced, asking protesters to demonstrate peacefully in the streets of Ferguson. The president's directives were not followed by the demonstrators in Missouri

Stay calm: President Obama held a press conference shortly after the grand jury’s decision was announced, asking protesters to demonstrate peacefully in the streets of Ferguson. The president’s directives were not followed by the demonstrators in Missouri

Stand-off: Witnesses on the ground in Ferguson say police have been shooting bean bag rounds and stun grenades into the crowd along with tear gas. Above, police officers confront protesters following the unpopular decision not to indict Officer Wilson was announced Monday night 

Stand-off: Witnesses on the ground in Ferguson say police have been shooting bean bag rounds and stun grenades into the crowd along with tear gas. Above, police officers confront protesters following the unpopular decision not to indict Officer Wilson was announced Monday night

Looting: Protesters wearing gas masks flee a store after appearing to steal goods
Looting: Protesters wearing gas masks flee a store after appearing to steal goods

Looting: Protesters wearing gas masks used the chaos on the streets of Ferguson as an opportunity to steal from a local store

Outburst of violence: A mob of angry protesters are seen surrounding a Saint Louis County Police cruiser, smashing in the windows 

Outburst of violence: A mob of angry protesters are seen surrounding a Saint Louis County Police cruiser, smashing in the windows

Shots fired: Michael Brown was shot six times by Officer Darren Wilson in the St Louis suburb on August 9, sparking months of protests over the cop killing of an unarmed black teen 
Decision announced: Around 8:30pm CT, county prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced the grand jury's decision not to charge officer Wilson 

Shots fired: Michael Brown was shot several times by Officer Darren Wilson (scene on left) in the St Louis suburb on August 9, sparking months of protests

Smash: Protesters vandalize a police car outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown

Smash: Protesters vandalize a police car outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown

A new view of Officer Wilson: The first picture of Officer Wilson, taken immediately after he killed Michael Brown. The pictures were released with the rest of the evidence in the case after the decision not to indict was announced Monday night

A new view of Officer Wilson: The first picture of Officer Wilson, taken immediately after he killed Michael Brown. The pictures were released with the rest of the evidence in the case after the decision not to indict was announced Monday night

Injuries: The pictures taken of Wilson after the fatal shooting show his minor injuries, including bruising on his cheek and neck
Sparks: Smoke fills a Ferguson, MIssouri, street,  after the grand jury announcement on Monday night

Sparks: Smoke fills a Ferguson, MIssouri, street, after the grand jury announcement on Monday night

Flee: A couple runs away from the riots as tear gas canisters are launched into the crowds and fill the streets will smoke 

Flee: A couple runs away from the riots as tear gas canisters are launched into the crowds and fill the streets will smoke

Chaos: Police have tried to break up the violent crowds by using tear gas on Monday night. The President and U.S. Attorney General have called for restraint from law enforcement in dealing with protesters
Chaos: Police have tried to break up the violent crowds by using tear gas on Monday night. The President and U.S. Attorney General have called for restraint from law enforcement in dealing with protesters
Helping himself: A man steps out of a vandalized store after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri

Helping himself: A man steps out of a vandalized store after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri

Target: A police officer points a shotgun directly at protestors during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri - actions that the police were explicitly criticized for when rioting first broke out following August 9 and the death of Michael Brown

Target: A police officer points a shotgun directly at protestors during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri – actions that the police were explicitly criticized for when rioting first broke out following August 9 and the death of Michael Brown

Not proud to be American: Protesters took to defiling the American Flag in response to the decision

Not proud to be American: Protesters took to defiling the American Flag in response to the decision, which sees Officer Darren Wilson not charged for causing Michael Brown’s death

Harder to breathe: Protesters run from a cloud of tear gas Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, where local police are trying to control violent crowds 

Harder to breathe: Protesters run from a cloud of tear gas Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, where local police are trying to control violent crowds

Fever pitch: Protesters and police officers in riot gear face off on a Ferguson street after the decision was announced Monday night

Fever pitch: Protesters and police officers in riot gear face off on a Ferguson street after the decision was announced Monday night

Free stuff: Ferguson Market and Liquor store is vandalized after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday on November. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri 

Free stuff: Ferguson Market and Liquor store is vandalized after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday on November. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri

Stolen goods: Rioters swarmed a liquor store on West Florisant street in Ferguson Monday night, carrying out bottles of alcohol, in the midst of the protests

Stolen goods: Rioters swarmed a liquor store on West Florisant street in Ferguson Monday night, carrying out bottles of alcohol, in the midst of the protests

On standby: Missouri National Guard stay on guard outside St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton before the grand jury announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges

On standby: Missouri National Guard stay on guard outside St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton before the grand jury announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges

Arrested: Police detain a demonstrator amid tear gas during a demonstration to protest the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

Arrested: Police detain a demonstrator amid tear gas during a demonstration to protest the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri

Fury: Protestors stand with their hands up during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown

Fury: Protestors stand with their hands up during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown

Protected: Smoke fills the streets as some buildings are on fire after the announcement of the grand jury decision on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Protected: Smoke fills the streets as some buildings are on fire after the announcement of the grand jury decision on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Happy holidays: Police in riot gear use tear gas to clear the street in front of the Ferguson Police Department after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown

Happy holidays: Police in riot gear use tear gas to clear the street in front of the Ferguson Police Department after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown

People lay on the ground on Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd during a demonstration in Beverly Hills, California  following the grand jury decision

People lay on the ground on Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd during a demonstration in Beverly Hills, California following the grand jury decision

Police officers in gas masks in Oakland, California, form a line during a demonstration over the shooting of Michael Brown

Police officers in gas masks in Oakland, California, form a line during a demonstration over the shooting of Michael Brown

Protesters block Interstate 580 in Oakland, California, on Monday after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Wilson

Protesters block Interstate 580 in Oakland, California, on Monday after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Wilson

Enraged: A woman approaches the barricade to confront the police outside the Ferguson Police Department after the decision was announced 

Enraged: A woman approaches the barricade to confront the police outside the Ferguson Police Department after the decision was announced

Looking for leadership: Bonnie Mills, 19, left, a junior at Howard University, is hugged by a friend, who asked not to be named, as they gather with students from Howard University and others in front of the White House Monday, November 24, 2014, in Washington, in reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. 'We were sitting in the student lounge waiting for the verdict,' says Mills, 'and the fact that he won't even go to trial really affected us.'

Looking for leadership: Bonnie Mills, 19, left, a junior at Howard University, is hugged by a friend, who asked not to be named, as they gather with students from Howard University and others in front of the White House Monday, November 24, 2014, in Washington, in reaction to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. ‘We were sitting in the student lounge waiting for the verdict,’ says Mills, ‘and the fact that he won’t even go to trial really affected us.’

Police grab a protester during a demonstration in Oakland, California

Police grab a protester during a demonstration in Oakland, California

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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