FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) — A day of peaceful protests devolved into a night of Molotov cocktails and tear gas as rage boiled over in Ferguson, Missouri.
Officers fired tear gas into a crowd of hundreds of protesters marching toward a police command post Sunday night, CNN’s Steve Kastenbaum said from the scene. Authorities also struck one defiant protester with rubber bullets.
St. Louis County police said several protesters had thrown Molotov cocktails toward the officers before authorities shot tear gas toward them.
The scene was a far cry from a packed church earlier Sunday, where hundreds of people gathered for a two-hour rally demanding justice for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager shot dead eight days ago by a white police officer.
A cousin of Brown told the church audience that Brown was killed without reason.
“What I want y’all to remember is that Michael Brown was not…
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