Ferguson Violence Continues for Second Night (+Photos, Videos)
Ferguson Violence Continues for Second Night (+Photos, Videos)
Activists stand and jump on a police car before hurling rocks and lighting it on fire in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists stand and jump on a police car before hurling rocks and lighting it on fire in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists hold their hands up in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists hold their hands up in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists watch armed police officers drive slowly down the street, warning people to clear the area in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists watch armed police officers drive slowly down the street, warning people to clear the area in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

An activist with the Guy Fawkes mask stands across from the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. The city called in over 2,200 National Guards after a night of violent protest erupted with 21 builds set on fire. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

An activist with the Guy Fawkes mask stands across from the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. The city called in over 2,200 National Guards after a night of violent protest erupted with 21 builds set on fire. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A couple holds each other as police move in on demonstrators after a smoke bomb was thrown from the group in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A couple holds each other as police move in on demonstrators after a smoke bomb was thrown from the group in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Smoke rises from a smoke bomb that was thrown by an activist towards the police while protesters were having a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Smoke rises from a smoke bomb that was thrown by an activist towards the police while protesters were having a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A person who appeared to be unconscious, is being dragged by the police after being the suspect who threw a smoke bomb at the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A person who appeared to be unconscious, is being dragged by the police after being the suspect who threw a smoke bomb at the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A person who appeared to be unconscious, is being arrested by the police after being the suspect who threw a smoke bomb at the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A person who appeared to be unconscious, is being arrested by the police after being the suspect who threw a smoke bomb at the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A person who appeared to be unconscious, is being carried by the police after being the suspect who threw a smoke bomb at the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A person who appeared to be unconscious, is being carried by the police after being the suspect who threw a smoke bomb at the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

The National Guard stands by after protesters launched a couple smoke bombs and some random objects at the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. The city called in over 2,200 National Guards after a night of violent protest erupted with 21 builds set on fire. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

The National Guard stands by after protesters launched a couple smoke bombs and some random objects at the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. The city called in over 2,200 National Guards after a night of violent protest erupted with 21 builds set on fire. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists take to the streets after a long stand off with the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists take to the streets after a long stand off with the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

An activist walks with his hands up as demonstrators take the streets after a long stand off with the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

An activist walks with his hands up as demonstrators take the streets after a long stand off with the police in front of the Ferguson Police Station, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists stand and jump on a police car before hurling rocks and lighting it on fire, in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists stand and jump on a police car before hurling rocks and lighting it on fire, in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists attempt to flip over a police car after hurling rocks and other objects on it in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Activists attempt to flip over a police car after hurling rocks and other objects on it in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Smoke comes out of a damaged police car after activists threw rocks and other objects on it before lighting it on fire in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Smoke comes out of a damaged police car after activists threw rocks and other objects on it before lighting it on fire in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A videographer records a police car being lit on fire after activists threw rocks and other objects on it in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A videographer records a police car being lit on fire after activists threw rocks and other objects on it in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Local police extinguish a fire inside a police car that was destroyed by activists in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Local police extinguish a fire inside a police car that was destroyed by activists in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Police in riot gear push everyone, including all media, back away from smoke rising from a building in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Police in riot gear push everyone, including all media, back away from smoke rising from a building in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Police in full on riot gear stand by after they fired tear gas at activists not too long before in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Police in full on riot gear stand by after they fired tear gas at activists not too long before in Ferguson, Mo., on Nov. 25, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

A police officer stands on top of a building in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (Genevieve Belmaker/Epoch Times)

A police officer stands on top of a building in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (Genevieve Belmaker/Epoch Times)

FERGUSON, Mo.—A tense, hours-long standoff between police and protesters here ended in a fiery cocktail of chaos, vandalism, and tear gas on Tuesday night. It was the second night of protesting and violence in response to a grand jury’s decision to clear Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown.

Ferguson was just one of dozens of cities throughout the country that faced off with police to demand better treatment of minorities, particularly black Americans.

Protesters stood for hours in the freezing night outside of the Ferguson police station where Wilson works, playing cat-and-mouse with a sentry of law enforcement officials in full riot gear.

At least 70 state, county, and local police were joined by about 30 National Guard troops who formed a line to block the entrance to the police station. There were minor disruptions and several arrests as police tried to keep protesters from blocking traffic.

At least two smoke bombs were hurled toward police from the crowd, and one unidentified man who was arrested lost consciousness while being handcuffed and had to be carried into the police station.

At about 10 p.m. a group of men urged the crowd to follow them down the road in what looked like a protest march. The mob of about 350 people proceeded several blocks past single-story businesses with soldiers stationed atop like sentries with fire extinguishers before abruptly turning down a side street. There, several people surrounded a parked police car and tried to unsuccessfully rock it to its side, finally settling on breaking the windows and attempting to set it on fire.

Police converged quickly on the area and the back window of a second police car, this time idling in the street, was broken by someone in the crowd.

Several canisters of tear gas were fired into the crowd, which was a mixture of protesters and media, sending them running for cover. After the street cleared, they continued to fire tear gas to keep the crowd at bay. The entire crowd, including media, were eventually ordered to disperse or face arrest for forming an “illegal assembly.”

Elsewhere in the St. Louis area throughout the day protesters and police continually faced off. Earlier in the day, a crowd stopped traffic on a main highway.

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