8 Vines showing just how intense the Ferguson protests are

Ferguson Seasons

While a picture’s worth a thousand words, six seconds of footage can say so much more.

According to Twitter Reverb over 3.5-million tweets were sent in the two hours after a US grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri back in August.

The tweets reflected and documented the pockets of protests that erupted across the US, from New York City to Chicago and Seattle. Unified by the hashtags #FergusonDecision and #Ferguson, familiar faces such as actor and stand-up comedian Chris Brown together with hundreds of thousands worldwide voiced their concerns on Twitter.

Here are some recent Vines that stood out the most, showing the nation-wide intensity of the situation:

Police officers have attacked protesters in New York:

Hacker activist group Anonymous has even reported that small bombs are being thrown into the crowd by police officers:

A group of people marching down the street with their hands up in the air, as a sign of peaceful protest:

This poor CNN reporter got struck by a thrown rock:

Meanwhile, outside the US Supreme Court:

A quiet crowd outside the police station in Ferguson:

An outlet of pizza franchise Little Caesars was caught in the firing line:

Chris Rock then tweeted:

So did this unfortunate business owner when people looted his shop:



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