Al Jazeera America journalists hit by tear gas in Ferguson unrest

FERGUSON, Mo. (NBC/KSDK) — Unrest continued in Ferguson, Mo., Wednesday night as riot police fired tear gas at protesters demonstrating against the shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown. Among those caught in the middle of the melee were journalists, and a news crew from cable news channel Al Jazeera America covering the protests were hit by a tear gas canister.

The TV crew can be seen quickly running away from the scene. There were no reports of injuries. Nightly protests and violence have happened since Saturday, when Brown was shot and killed during a confrontation with a police officer. Brown was unarmed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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