On August 10, a police officer shot dead Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American teenager. Following the incident riots sparked in the town. Some residents were injured in clashes with policemen who used tear-gas and rubber bullets. African-American residents in Ferguson claim discrimination by police.
Organizers of pro-Ferguson events in Ottawa and Toronto, asked white people not to appropriate vigils for Michael Brown, sparking intense debate on social media.
A police officer was shot as violence grows amid protesters angry with the grand jury's ruling not to press charges against the policeman who killed Michael Brown.
Ferguson protesters set ablaze cars and shops, attack police with Molotov cocktails, rocks and bottles, officers respond with tear gas and smoke.
Tensions mount in Ferguson, as the public awaits for a possible grand jury decision Monday on the shooting of Michael Brown.
Protesters are getting ready for demonstrations across the US to make a final decision over criminal charges against a white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager.