Photo Gallery: Fire and fury in the wake of Ferguson ruling

Photo gallery: Fire and fury in the wake of Ferguson ruling

Thousands protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri

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On Monday evening, a grand jury decided not to indict a white officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. The response was swift in cities across the States. U.S. President Barack Obama urged Americans to respect the jury’s decision.

FERGUSON

A protester stands with his hands on his head as a cloud of tear gas approaches after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (Adrees Latif, Reuters).

A protester stands with his hands on his head as a cloud of tear gas approaches. (Adrees Latif, Reuters).

Stores burn early Tuesday morning in Ferguson. (David Goldman, AP)

Demonstrators vandalized police cars and buildings. The Associated Press said there were reports of gunshots heard on the streets of Ferguson. (David Goldman, AP)

WASHINGTON

Barack Obama: 'We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make.' (AP Photo)

In Washington, Barack Obama said he understood that many Americans would be disappointed with the decision. ‘We are a nation built on the rule of law,’ he said late Monday night. ‘We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make.’ (AP Photo)

A crowd in front of the White House responds to the decision. (Joshua Roberts, Reuters).

Meanwhile, outside the White House, people held signs and chanted, ‘Justice for Michael Brown.’ (Joshua Roberts, Reuters).

CHICAGO

Protesters gather outside the Chicago Police headquarters. (Chales Rex, AP)

Protesters gather outside the Chicago Police headquarters. (Chales Rex, AP)

NEW YORK

Protesters in Times Square. (Carlo Allegri, Reuters)

In New York, several hundred people gathered in Union Square before marching peacefully to Times Square. (Carlo Allegri, Reuters)

New Yorkers fill Times Square at the close of a protest march. (John Minchillo, AP)

New Yorkers filled Times Square at the close of the march. (John Minchillo, AP)

(John Minchillo, AP)

(John Minchillo, AP)

LOS ANGELES

A woman prays during a demonstration in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters). A woman prays during a demonstration in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters).

Protesters in Beverly Hills. (Nick Ut, AP)

Protesters in Beverly Hills. (Nick Ut, AP)

OAKLAND

A crowd blocked Interstate 580 in Oakland, California.  (Noah Berger, AP Photo)

In Oakland, California, crowded flooded the freeways and blocked traffic on Interstate 580. (Noah Berger, AP Photo)

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