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:
#Ferguson Regardless of what color you are; the militarized police response here is BONECHILLING pic.twitter.com/uumztSc6c8
— LiNCOLN PARK (@linc0lnpark) August 10, 2014
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!"
Police use tear gas to scatter rioters in St. Louis suburb http://t.co/daEU6AorHw #Missouri #US pic.twitter.com/KWPrGUUAnE
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) August 11, 2014
Officers in traffic.
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the area. pic.twitter.com/TUZPjZGrlv
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 12, 2014
Tear gas and weapons.
Riot police point a gun into a yard pic.twitter.com/BIl5cTOLGJ
— FOX2now (@FOX2now) August 12, 2014
Officer pointing a weapon into a yard.
Additional police vehicles entering Ferguson.
Man taken away in ambulance from #Ferguson Police brought him to ambulance after he was bit by rubber bullet @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/PvpnoVlQv8
— Andy Banker (@andybankertv) August 12, 2014
Man hit by rubber bullet taken in ambulance gurney.
Steve Walsh, 26, who says he was shot in the neck with a "wooden pellet" by police in Ferguson tonight pic.twitter.com/weMaHrglxR
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) August 12, 2014
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.