10 Social Media Shares About the Horrors in Ferguson

By Aura Bogado Aug 12, 2014

Tensions remain high in Ferguson, Missouri, following the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown Saturday–and the F.B.I. has now opened a civil rights investigation into Brown’s death.

Protests are expected to continue today in Ferguson today, as local residents and the press take to social media to chronicle the police department’s massive show of force. Officers in riot gear, sometimes riding massive armored trucks through the streets and armed with what appear to be M-16s, have been using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protestors. One local resident also captured the police pulling a pregnant woman out of a car and slamming her facedown on the ground.

Here are 10 posts from Twitter, Instagram and Vine that illustrate some of the horrors in Ferguson:

Police began patrolling streets in Lenco armored trucks on Saturday, the day Brown was killed.


By Monday, gas-masked officers were screaming, "Get the fuck out of here!"


Officers in traffic. 


Tear gas and weapons. 


Officer pointing a weapon into a yard. 

Additional police vehicles entering Ferguson. 



Man hit by rubber bullet taken in ambulance gurney. 


26-year-old Steve Walsh says he was shot by a wood pellet. 


Shot by rubber bullet directly between the eyes.

Pregnant woman screaming, "I’m six months pregnant, I cannot lay on my stomach!" after officers slam her facedown on the ground.