Riots erupted in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson after a jury decided not to indict the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown.

A grand jury decided not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson over the fatal shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown on 9 August.

The crowd reacted angrily at the decision:

Protesters torched two police cars and threw bottles and bricks at officers.

The police used tear gas on the protesters, but they were unable to disperse the crowds.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar expressed his disappointment in the night’s events, saying:

“Alot of gunfire. I’m disappointed this evening. What I’ve seen tonight is probably worse than the worse night we had in August.

“We have no loss of life, but I am disappointed the evening turned out this way.”

At least 29 people have been arrested in relation to the violence and looting overnight, with one automatic weapon confiscated.

US President Barrack Obama appealed for calm and made a statement about the riots in Ferguson:

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