Police wore riot gear and fired tear gas into the crowd outside of the QuikTrip convenience store that was looted and burned Sunday night, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Two women also told the Post-Dispatch they had been shot by rubber bullets. Members of the media tweeted they were ordered to leave the area by police, and stragglers were told by police officers with bullhorns to go home immediately.
Witnesses say Michael Brown was shot while running from the officer with his hands in the air, while law enforcement says he went for the officer's gun during an altercation. During a Monday afternoon press conference Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., pleaded for anyone with information to come forward, and urged people to stay calm and protest in a nonviolent way. "[Michael] would have wanted none of it," he said. "We want to do it the right way. We need justice for our son."
Benjamin L. Crump, the Brown family's new lawyer, said he "just can't fathom" that someone with their hands up would be shot several times. "This child was shot multiple times and left on the ground like a dog," he said. "It's a combination of things like this happening over and over again, and people are getting no sense of justice."
Watch a video of the protests filmed by Antonio French below. --Catherine Garcia