Al Jazeera America journalists hit by tear gas in Ferguson unrest

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. (NBC/KSDK)
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. (NBC/KSDK)

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.

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