(CNN) — A peaceful protest Tuesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri.
But last night, a Missouri grand jury decided officer Darren Wilson would not face charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Moments after last night’s announcement, the streets erupted in violence. Police fired tear gas to try and move the crowds, amid looting and gunshots. More than a dozen buildings, as well as police cars, were torched.
This comes despite pleas for calm from the family of Michael Brown, saying they want something positive to come from his death. But their anger and desperation was evident in a YouTube video, posted by the New York Times, shot last night as they found out about the decision.
Officer Wilson’s supporters want critics to look at the evidence as the grand jury did. “The physical evidence isn’t moved by emotion or news coverage or anything else. It speaks for itself,” said Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.
In one of the first signs that the police department could be rethinking its strategy, it’s putting up a series of barriers around the Ferguson Police Department. The main concern is there could be a repeat of last night.
See below for the grand jury transcript of State of Missouri v. Darren Wilson: