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At least 12 people were arrested in Ferguson on Monday night amid pitched battles between protesters and police.
A cat and mouse game developed over the course of the night as police in riot gear staged sporadic raids on the group of 1,500 people on West Florissant Avenue in the suburb of St Louis in Missouri.
Officers rushed groups of protesters and pepper sprayed them before snatching suspects and handcuffing them.
Protesters threw bottles of water and screamed: 'F*** the police' as tensions threatened to boil over for a second night.
Late Monday afternoon, protesters shut down a highway outside of Ferguson in both directions during rush-hour traffic as part of the anniversary weekend of the shooting of Michael Brown. Police arrested more than 50 demonstrators who blocked traffic.
The protest had escalated around 8pm when a group of blocked the street with some barricades and stood on a building waving signs.
Police ordered them to clear the street and a standoff ensued with 150 cops on one side of West Florissant Avenue and protesters on the others.
In one of the arrests dozens of armed cops with helmets and riot shields crossed the street and arrested the occupants of a car, including two girls who were sprayed with pepper spray. Another man was wrestled to the floor by five officers.
Each arrest led to heightened tension which calmed down until the next flare up. The St Louis County Police Department said that officers had been pelted with rocks and bottles.
The police department confirmed that at least nine people were arrested and charged with resisting and interfering with arrest.
St. Louis County Police arrest people along West Florissant Avenue on Monday in Ferguson where the community was on edge again, a day after a day of protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots
At least 12 people were arrested in Ferguson on Monday night amid pitched battles between protesters and police
Police hold a protester who was detained in Ferguson above. Officers in riot gear from St Louis County as well as state highway patrol reportedly flooded into the road when protesters marched past on West Florissant Avenue and refused to get on the sidewalk, driving them into a McDonald's parking lot
Protesters line West Florissant Avenue to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday
Officers rushed groups of protesters and pepper sprayed them before snatching suspects and handcuffing them
Police detain a protester as demonstrators regrouped in Ferguson on Monday evening after a state of emergency was declared, aimed at preventing a repeat of violence the night before on the anniversary of the police shooting of unarmed black man Michael Brown
The St. Louis County Police Department confirmed that nine people were arrested and charged with resisting and interfering with arrest
Officers and protesters are shown above as they face off along West Florissant Avenue on Monday night
A crowd gathers along West Florissant Avenue during a night of protesting on Monday - the same day a state of emergency was declared in Ferguson
Police take a mug shot of a protester who was detained in Ferguson. Concerns were raised after a 12-year-old girl was reportedly arrested, however conflicting reports suggest she was 18 years old
Officers move in to break up a crowd on Monday night along West Flourissant Avenue in Ferguson
Protesters line West Florissant Avenue to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown
Three men, one holding a sign saying 'black lives matter', stand on the top of a closed business in Ferguson
Up to five heavily armed Oath Keepers - those who believes it is their duty to disobey official orders that they say violate the US constitution - appeared towards the end of the protest sparking further anger among demonstrators amid accusations they were antagonising an already tense stand-off.
Reports have emerged that the group walked through crowds and told protesters ‘we’re on your side’.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, standing across the street from the demonstrators, told reporters that police officers were going to give protesters leeway to march, but said the authorities also had to maintain public safety.
'We are going to let them vent and we are going to manage it the best we possibly can,' Belmar said. 'Last night was pretty out of control at times. Unfortunately, all the good work that's happening on both sides of the street has been marred by violence.'
During the highway shutdown, the protesters held hands as they formed a line on Interstate 70, shutting down all eight lanes of the highway in both directions between 141 and Blanchette Bridge, KTVI reported.
Yellow barriers with 'Ferguson is everywhere' were present as demonstrators stopped traffic for around 20 minutes.
Armed response: A police officer holds up a gun as officers arrest an anti-police demonstrator during a night of unrest
St Louis County police officers wearing protective helmets, arrest a protester as crowds gather in the background
At least 12 people were arrested in Ferguson on Monday night amid pitched battles between protesters and police
The protest had escalated around 8pm when a group of blocked the street with some barricades and stood on a building waving signs
Protesters threw bottles of water and screamed: 'F*** the police' as tensions threatened to boil over for a second night
The police department confirmed that at least nine people were arrested and charged with resisting and interfering with arrest
Members of the Oath Keepers walk with their person weapons on the streets during protests in Ferguson overnight
Up to five heavily armed Oath Keepers arrived towards the end of the protest sparking fresh anger among protesters
Scenes from the highway showed one incident where an SUV forced its way through the blockade made by a group of protesters holding hands.
The Missouri Highway broke up the roadblock around 5.50pm and protesters were seen going to their cars as they were followed by police.
The protesters could be seen sitting or kneeling with their hands secured behind their backs, flanked by police officers and vans with doors ajar.
Footage also surfaced of one protester who was taken down and arrested by police after he and others shut down the major interstate in Earth City.
In the footage, the man is shown as he runs back onto the highway as protesters were being cleared and is thrown to the ground by officers.
Separately, clergy and civil rights groups led a rally of more than 100 people through city streets, shouting, 'This is what democracy looks like' and 'Black lives matter'.
Arrest: Police detain a man on the ground during a civil disobedience action on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson overnight
A woman with part of her face concealed is pictured yelling to the crowd as the unrest unfolded overnight
US police made numerous arrests during a tense night-time standoff in Ferguson. Officers are pictured lining up close to a McDonald's outlet
A police officer (second right) directs onlookers as a man (second left) is detained with his hands tied behind his back
Police officers line up strategically as unrest unfolded overnight. Protests came after unrest and a shootout in Ferguson on August 9
Police arrested more than 50 demonstrators who blocked traffic on Interstate 70. Protesters held hands as they formed a line on Interstate 70, shutting down all eight lanes of the highway in both directions between 141 and Blanchette Bridge
Officers from the St Louis County Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol process demonstrators from the Black Lives Matter movement, who had been arrested for protesting on Interstate 70
Ferguson was put under a state of emergency on Monday after commemorations of the anniversary of Michael Brown being shot dead by a police officer descended into violence.
St Louis County executive Steve Stenger declared a state of emergency following the renewed violence in Ferguson.
Stenger said in a statement that his decision was because of the 'criminal unrest' and 'attacks on businesses and law enforcement' that had put public safety at risk.
One teenager is in a critical condition in the hospital after being shot by officers after he allegedly opened fire on an unmarked police SUV. And a store in West Florissant, Ferguson, was looted by youths
The measure means that St Louis County will now take over the policing of the protests from the Ferguson Police Department. It puts the St Louis suburb back in the same position it was in in November when Missouri governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency ahead of the grand jury decision not to indict former Ferguson officer Daren Wilson, who shot Brown.
In a statement Stenger said: 'The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger.
'The time and investment in Ferguson and [the neighboring city of] Dellwood will not be destroyed by a few that wish to violate the rights of others.'
Familiar scene: The clear-up under way in Ferguson today after yet another night of violence and property damage (left) which saw two teenagers treated in the hospital for gunshot wounds and an 18-year-old man shot by police after allegedly opening fire on an unmarked police SUV leaving bloodstains (right) where he was shot
Protesters sit outside the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse on Monday in St. Louis, Missouri
A member of the Federal Protective Service, left, briefly engages with a protester before pulling away outside the and right, a young protester marches in downtown St. Louis
Members of the St. Louis police department form a line outside the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse as protesters are arrested in the background
Protesters pray at the federal courthouse. Authorities declared a state of emergency in Ferguson after gunfire erupted on the anniversary of a high-profile police shooting and prosecutors on Monday charged an 18-year-old man with assault on officers
Police collect evidence the morning after looting broke out and gunfire erupted along West Florissant during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on Monday in Ferguson
Dellena Jones, right, talks with people outside her business, the 911 Hair Salon, on Monday in Ferguson. The business was one of at least three that were reported to have been looted last night during a demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown. Jones, who has owned the business for the past three years, said this was the second time it had been looted in the past year
Police investigators search the yard of a house near the spot where Tyrone Harris was arrested after being shot by police on Sunday night, in Ferguson. Prosecutors on Monday charged 18-year-old Harris with assault on police officers after an exchange of gunfire Sunday night
On Monday dozens of people including activist and philosopher Cornel West were arrested as they protested outside the Federal Courthouse in St Louis.
But the main fear of further protest was because of a friend of Michael Brown being in a 'critical, unstable condition' after being shot by police when he used a stolen handgun to fire on officers during a protest to mark the one-year anniversary of the 18-year-old's controversial death.
The unrest started to unfold late last night, police said.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said that plainclothes officers were tracking the man at around 11:15pm, while several hundred people gathered on West Florissant Street to take part in the demonstration.
He added that the man approached the officers, who were in an unmarked police car and opened fire. The officers returned fire from inside the vehicle. They then pursued the man on foot. The chief said the man again fired on the officers and all four fired back.
Taken down: A man shot by police in Ferguson on Sunday was in a 'critical, unstable condition' after he used a stolen handgun to fire on officers during a protest to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death
Harrowing video emerged on Sunday night of a man who was shot in Ferguson on the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown
The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Junior by his father, who revealed that his son was a 'real close' school friend of the late Michael Brown
'We think there's a lot more to this than what's being said,' Harris' father, Tyrone Harris Sr, said after the shooting on Sunday
Harris looked lifeless on the ground before he was taken away in an ambulance to the hospital for treatment. He was last reported in critical and unstable condition
A young boy looks through a fence at strike Tyrone Harris, who was shot by police officers in Ferguson shortly before midnight on Sunday
Taken away: 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Junior is loaded into an ambulance after a shooting in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday night
Following the shooting on Sunday, St Louis County Police released images of two bullet-riddled cop cars
Police in unmarked cop cars had been patrolling the demonstrations on Sunday night when they were targeted by rogue protesters
Police officers shot back at one of the protesters from inside their car, and then continued to track him down on foot
A bullet hole dents the front of this undercover police car in Ferguson, Missouri after Sunday night's violence
The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Tyrone Harris Junior by his father, who revealed that his son was a 'real close' school friend of the late Michael Brown. 'We think there's a lot more to this than what's being said,' Harris Senior was quoted as saying in local media reports.
Above, a picture of Tyrone Harris Jr, 18. Harris continues to fight for his life in the hospital, his family members confirmed Monday morning
Footage shot by protester Tony Rice, who was live-tweeting near a McDonald's under the Twitter name @search4swag, showed a black man lying face down on the floor with his hands cuffed behind his back and a large blood stain on his torso. Two police officers can be seen standing over him with their guns drawn but do not assist him.
Rice, who was arrested for filming the footage, can be heard saying to the officers repeatedly: 'Please give him some help! He's bleeding out man, please give him some help.'
Speaking at a press conference in the early hours of Monday morning, Belmar said that plainclothes officers had been tracking the man, who they believed was armed, during the protests when he spotted them and opened fire.
The officers returned fire from inside the vehicle. They then pursued the man on foot. The chief said the man once again fired on the officers, with all four continuing to fire back.
Later Monday, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued charges against Harris for four counts of Assault on Law Enforcement in the First Degree, five counts of Armed Criminal Action, and one count of Discharging or Shooting a Firearm at a Motor vehicle.
Harris is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond. Harris is still at a local hospital in critical condition.
Harris's father said shortly after 3am local time that his son had just left emergency surgery, adding that he'd recently graduated from Normandy High School, Missouri - the same school Michael Brown had attended.
Describing their relationship, Mr Harris said his son and the late 18-year-old had been 'real close', adding: 'We think there's a lot more to this than what's being said.'
Several family members gathered outside Barnes Jewish Hospital this morning, where Harris continues to fight for his life.
His father told KTVI Monday morning that doctors told him his son's condition hadn't changed and that they were waiting for swelling to go down before continuing surgery on the teen.
Harris suffered several gunshot wounds to his spine, chest and kidney, according to his family.
Family members also voiced skepticism that Harris would have shot at police.
Harris' girlfriend, Quenesha Coley, says that they had gone to the demonstrations to pay respects to Brown on Sunday when things turned violent and they got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
'I feel horrible because we were there for the memorial of Michael Brown and it turned into something else.' Coley told KTVI.
When shots rang out around 11pm, Coley says she and her boyfriend tried to take cover, and that police shot at Harris when he was running away from the gunshots.
This differs from the police version of events, in which Harris spotted undercover cops and fired the first shots. Police also say they recovered a stolen firearm at the scene, which they believe Harris used.
Harris' called the police version of events 'a bunch of lies'. He said two girls who were with his son told him he was unarmed and had been drawn into a dispute involving two groups of young people.
Tyrone Harris' father, Tyrone Harris Sr, said Monday morning that his son suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his spine, chest and kidney
Harris' girlfriend, Quenesha Coley (right), says she and her boyfriend went to pay their respects to Brown at the demonstrations on Sunday and that 'it turned into something else'
St Louis County Police officers respond in an MRAD vehicle after shots were fired during a protest march on Sunday on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri. For the first time in months, the incident on Sunday night saw the return of armored vehicles
On the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an officer who came under heavy gunfire returned shots amid a protest in Ferguson, St Louis County Police said
Police officers get behind their squad cars after shots were fired on West Florissant Avenue
St Louis County Police chief Jon Belmar said that plainclothes officers were tracking the man at around 11.15 pm, while several hundred people gathered on West Florissant Street to take part in the demonstration
Tensions have been high in Ferguson following a second bout of looting. At least 12 shots were fired and the crowd scattered and sped off in cars.
There was a second shooting near the Michael Brown memorial which resulted in two teenagers being treated in hospital.
Ferguson police said that the two victims aged 17 and 19 had been shot at by a black man wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt who was firing from the rear passenger side of an 'unknown vehicle'.
The shooting was at the Canfield Apartments, close to the memorial to Brown. The 17-year-old was shot once in the chest or shoulder and the 19-year-old was shot once in the chest. Both were treated in a local hospital.
The shootings came on a night which became increasingly violent.
The situation began to escalate just after 10pm when a Ferguson police officer told the protesters on a megaphone: 'Remaining in the street is a violation of law. You must move onto the sidewalk or be subject to arrest'.
Police put on helmets and riot shields and formed a line. Protesters walked up and down the line saying: 'F*** you' to every officer until the shots rang out.
Paul Hampel, a reporter with the St Louis Post Dispatch, was beaten up and robbed. He had blood coming down the right side of his face and asked other journalists for a phone to call his wife.
Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in driving rain on Sunday
Anger: Protesters scream and shout at a police line shortly before shots were fired in an officer involved shooting in Ferguson
Several events yesterday marked the anniversary of the killing that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities
A line of police officers face down dozens of protesters who were marching on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Sunday night
In another looting incident, rioters smashed the glass front door of a beauty store on West Florissant Avenue and tried to get into other shops on the same strip.
A group of a dozen youths in their early 20s were seen running away as alarms rang out.
Police officers in cars and SUVs surrounded Bowen Beauty Supply, which had been smashed, as well as Ferguson Laundry, the Nail Trap nail salon, Ferguson Burger restaurant and another beauty store.
The looting took place despite the pouring rain and even though dozens of police were stationed close by.
Before the looting took place around 9pm, protesters had walked up and down West Florissant Avenue holding their arms up in the rain shouting, 'Fight back, shoot back' and 'No justice, no peace'.
A cash register was stolen from Bowen's Beauty Store and found dumped further up the street, St Louis Post Dispatch reporter Paul Hempel tweeted.
Shortly afterwards, a glass fitter measured the front door of the beauty store that had been smashed and put a board over it.
A spokesman for the St Louis County Police Department said there had been 'an officer-involved shooting after officers came under heavy gunfire' on Sunday
The police department tweeted that at least two unmarked cars were hit by gunfire. The department confirmed the shooting in a statement on Sunday night, less than an hour after shots rang out as hundreds had gathered to mark the anniversary
Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, march along West Florrisant Street in the driving rain
The shooting of Michael Brown sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus
At a barbers store, the owners stood out the front in a show of force to stop others from looting.
Writing on Twitter Anthony French, a city Alderman whose ward covers Ferguson, branded the thieves as 'opportunistic criminals (who) used the cover of rain'. He called them 'pathetic and disappointing'.
On West Florissant Avenue a stand off ensued with protesters blocking traffic whilst 30 police stood by watching.
St Louis County officers wore bullet proof vests, gloves and had pepper spray and white plastic hand ties on their utility belts.
Among the officers present were Ferguson interim police chief Andre Anderson, St Louis County police chief Jon Belmar and Missouri Highway Patrol captain Ron Johnson.
Several events earlier Sunday marked the anniversary of the killing that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities. Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr, led a march through town after a crowd of hundreds observed 4 minutes of silence.
The group began their silence at 12:02pm, the time Brown was killed, for a length of time that symbolized the 4 hours that his body lay in the street after he was killed. Two doves were released at the end.
The looting took place despite the pouring rain and even though dozens of police were stationed close by
Taking to the streets: A man walks along a busy road in Ferguson yesterday evening as the rain continues to pour
Rage: A woman stands in the pouring rain and shouts at police officers during overnight protests in Ferguson, Missouri
People are shown as they come to the aid of a distraught woman after gunshots were fired near a protest in Ferguson
Officers and those at the scene take cover as a barrage of gunfire erupts along West Florissant Avenue on Sunday night
Police stand outside the looted Bowen Beauty Supply at the site of last year's riots in Ferguson
Ferguson's city manager, police chief and municipal judge resigned within days of that report. All three were white. The new judge, interim city manager and interim police chief are all black.
During the gunfire on late Saturday night, the rear window of an unmarked police car was smashed by a bullet. It does not appear that an officer was inside at the time.
Eric Walls, 31, a Ferguson resident said: 'It started at McDonald's and somebody started shooting.
'Then somebody started shooting on the Ferguson market next door. Then there was shooting down the street.
'I had five women in front of me. I ducked to the floor and everyone ran away. I heard 10 shots. There were three guns.
'It happened so fast. I was scared for the girls rather than me.'
He added: 'This is supposed to be an event when people come together, not this.'
Following the incident, police shut down West Florissant Avenue to traffic and put crime scene tape around the scene.
Earlier that night, tempers flared at the Ferguson police station when protesters forced their way through a concrete barrier and confronted the officers standing there.
Organizers talked them down and moved them back behind the barrier.
Protesters are shown above on West Florissant Avenue on Sunday on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown being shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson
Hundreds of people marched, prayed and observed a moment of silence in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday, a year to the day after a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death, igniting months of protests and a national debate on race and justice
A crowd of about 1,000 then embarked on a silent march through Ferguson to honor Brown and others killed in confrontations with police
On Saturday, Michael Brown Sr started his march at the memorial on Canfield Drive that marks the site where his son was shot dead on the afternoon of August 9, 2014.
Time has not healed his wounds, Brown said before the procession, in which several hundred people, a drum corps and some cars joined in on the five-mile route to Normandy High School.
Speaking at the spot where his son was killed, Brown Sr said that even a year on he had not healed and that he 'hurts every day'.
He said: 'We never had a time to just sit and grieve so this just happened for me... Nothing has changed for me. Nothing.
'But what I can say, my son opened up video cameras, police cameras for other families who are losing their sons or their daughters. But at the end of the day I lost my son.
'I'm still hurting. My family's still hurting.'
Brown Sr said that changes in the Ferguson police force were 'too late for him, though they might help other families'.
Asked what he thinks about when he has heard about other controversial police killings, Brown Sr: 'I think about my son laying dead in the street'.
Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden, who is divorced from Brown Sr, was having a private memorial with family, relatives said.
Brown said the anniversary brings back all of the grief and raw emotions, but that it's important to continue standing up to concerns about police brutality and the use of force.
Protesters perform a 'die-in' while they take part in a rally at Barclays Center marking the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday
A child, left, and a woman, right, perform a 'die-in' during a rally held on Sunday at Barclays Center in New York, marking the first anniversary of Michael Brown's death
A man is detained by New York Police officers while protesters march through Brooklyn streets after holding a rally at Barclays Center. Two were arrested, and some of the protesters later held a second rally in central Manhattan
Earlier in the night, tempers flared at the Ferguson police station when protesters forced their way through a concrete barrier and confronted the officers standing there
A vocal group of about 30 people marching in the parade began chanting 'Hands up! Don't shoot!' as they neared the officers, then 'Pigs in a blanket fry like bacon.'
Otherwise, the crowd was peaceful on Saturday. Police presence was limited mostly to officers at intersections keeping traffic away from the parade, and there were no immediate reports of confrontations.
Darius Simpson, 22, made the trip to Ferguson from Eastern Michigan University for the weekend and was in the parade.
Simpson, who is black, said he had never been an activist until Brown's death, but said a visit to Ferguson last year during the height of the unrest changed him.
'Something snapped in me, seeing the memorial, seeing how Ferguson reacted inspired me to take it back to Michigan,' Simpson said.
St. Louis resident Carlatta Bussey, 41, also came to the parade and brought her 7-year-old son.
Speaking to marchers on Canfield Drive, where he son was shot dead by then-police officer Darren Wilson, Mr Brown Sr called for a weekend of peaceful protests to mark the killing
A tattoo showing Mike Brown's face as a child was visible on his father's shoulder as he led protesters through Ferguson ahead of the anniversary of the killing tomorrow
Hog: A pig meant to be Darren Wilson was seen decorated in a police officer's cap
Stuffed: The pig was seen with an apple in its mouth and the phrase '#DarrenWilson' scrawled on its side
Unveiling: The pig is seen in a plastic bag and next to someone wearing a Michael Brown shirt