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Live Reporting

By Victoria Park, Thom Poole, Tom Geoghegan, Aidan Lewis, Alex Murray, Dominic Howell, Sarah Fowler, Neil Arun and Ben Bevington

All times stated are UK

  1. Thank you and goodbye

    The US is waking up after a second night of unrest. Protests have spread from Ferguson, Missouri, to several major cities, sparked by a jury's decision not to charge a police officer over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

    This brings an end to our live coverage here. You can follow the latest developments at the BBC News website. Thanks for staying with us.

    We leave you with this image of demonstrators in California, where several sporadic protests were reported.

    Protest in Los Angeles
  2. Get involved

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @Johnsonamaechi tweets: The American society is one that its major successes were founded on the sweat of black people. #FergusonDecision

  3. Post update

    BBC Monitoring

    Ferguson is a top story on Iranian media this morning. English-language Press TV has dropped some of its regular news coverage to dedicate all of its morning programming to "live" video from the protests.

    The channel mentions demonstrations sweeping American cities including New York, where it says "angry protesters reached the UN headquarters". The front pages of a number of Iranian dailies are splashed with pictures of violence at the protests. Keyhan newspaper says there is "rebellion in 90 American cities".

  4. Post update

    The protests also reached Washington DC, where a group of demonstrators gathered before the White House.

    Protestors try to burn a US flag outside the White House
  5. Get involved

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @MusicOverPeople tweets: 37 out of 50 states stood in (some are still standing in) solidarity with Ferguson tonight. Amazing isn't even the word.

  6. How the jury got there

    The New York Times has an in-depth look at the evidence the grand jury considered before deciding Officer Darren Wilson would not face criminal charges. Amid conflicting witness accounts, forensic evidence, and a wealth of police reports, the article suggests that in the end, "it all came down to Officer Darren Wilson himself".

  7. American 'self-delusion'

    BBC Monitoring

    Ferguson is a front-page story in the German press, too. Uwe Schmitt, the former Washington correspondent of Germany's centre-right daily Die Welt, writes that Ferguson is a "predictable explosion", given the combination of a "grotesquely over-armed police force" with a black community "untouched by economic recovery, doing badly-paid jobs or having long fallen out of labour market, filling the prisons in proportions that defy probability".

    He accuses many Americans of "self-delusion" when they ask how such violence can recur, while abroad "people shake their heads unsurprised, either in mourning or glee".

  8. Post update

    An image from earlier in the night: Police equipped with gas masks stand guard near the Ferguson city hall. A spokesman has confirmed that the police used tear gas at the site.

    Police on guard near City Hall, Ferguson
  9. Get involved

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @Leavicci in Norway, tweets: Really disappointed in the verdict yesterday. The court that freed Darren Wilson is no better than the man himself. #FergusonDecision

  10. The view from China

    BBC Monitoring

    China's Global Times daily discusses the US judiciary.

    "Do US courts always hand down fair decisions in controversial cases? Not necessarily - at least many people believe they are very unfair. However, US courts have the ability to say 'this is it, this is the end of the matter'. US courts are not authoritative because they are correct - they are correct because they are authoritative."

    Meanwhile, the Qilu Evening News says that President Obama's support for the grand jury shows that mainstream society chooses to believe in the rule of law.

  11. Get involved

    Email: haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk

    Ellen Bencard, St Louis, Missouri: I'm on holiday here in my home town, St. Louis, though I've lived in the UK for 14 years and am now a British citizen. It's breaking my heart that this is the image of St. Louis that's going out to the world. It's so unrepresentative and misses all the subtleties and nuances… like people judging London solely on the violence in Clapham in 2011. Images of burning police cars are flashing around the world, but nowhere have I seen coverage of what I'm experiencing. Puzzled locals watching this madness from their living rooms, feeling unable to go out because the whole city is filled with anxiety. People who agree reform is needed, but also think the police were just doing their jobs.

  12. LA protests

    More on the protests in Los Angeles. One group of demonstrators there massed on the freeway, carrying barricades and halting traffic. Within minutes, police chased them onto an overpass, the Associated Press news agency reports.

    Police move on protestors in Los Angeles
  13. 'Reasons to riot'

    An article in Time by Darlena Cunha argues that rioting is, for some marginalised communities, the only way to express their anger.

    "I would put forth that peaceful protesting is a luxury of those already in mainstream culture, those who can be assured their voices will be heard without violence, those who can afford to wait for the change they want."

  14. Post update

    Aleem Maqbool

    BBC News, Ferguson

    tweets: Young protestors in Ferguson tell us the violence is "necessary". Our report for this morning's @BBCr4today

  15. Post update

    BBC Monitoring

    Many Arabic-language social media comments are mocking the US government for mishandling the case. Some of the comments say the verdict indicates that "racism" still exists in the USA. A Twitter hash tag, "USA protests" in Arabic, has been used over 4,000 times over the last day.

    Some comments say the decision not to charge a police officer shows that racism still exists in the US. Others are more concerned about the safety of Arab communities in Missouri during the unrest.

  16. Get involved

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @jamipellam tweets: SO GLAD to see that #FergusonDecision is still trending worldwide. This is not something to take lightly or be ignored.

  17. Post update

    Looters again seem to have used the protests as a cover to attack businesses - as they did on Monday night. Here, a man leaves a damaged mobile phone store in Oakland, California.

    Man leaves T-Mobile store, Oakland
  18. 'Helpful protesters'

    More from that press conference in Ferguson by Police Chief Belmar. He says most of the 44 arrests on Tuesday night were for minor offences.

    And his colleague, Capt Ron Johnson, says "some of the peaceful protesters were actually helping us tonight".

  19. The view from Russia

    BBC Monitoring

    The Russian private television channel, REN TV, has described the protests as a "colour revolution" and "an attempt to start a civil war in the US".

  20. Get involved

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @KhaledBeydoun tweets: Looting grossly over-reported - while protestors protecting businesses grossly under-reported. #FergusonDecision

  21. Get involved

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @Dreams_on_Paper in Austin, Texas, US, tweets: You know, when we can no longer count on our Government, it feels good to know we have eachother's backs. #FergusonDecision #FreeThePeople

  22. Post update

    The Facebook page of the St Louis County Police has an image of some of the items confiscated by police on Tuesday night. They include bricks, a petrol bomb and a handgun.

    Items confiscated by police in Ferguson
  23. Get involved

    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay

    @literary_lottie in Atlanta, US, tweets: If today's events occurred in any other country we would recognize it as an abuse of human rights by a corrupt government. #FergusonDecision

  24. Ferguson on Twitter

    Buzzfeed has a graphic showing Twitter activity around the US at the point when the jury announced its decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson over the shooting of Michael Brown.

    There were a total of 3.9 million tweets about Ferguson on Monday night, Buzzfed says.

  25. California protests

    The Californian cities of Oakland and Los Angeles saw some of the biggest protests, outside of Ferguson.

    In Los Angeles, protesters blocked highways using barricades. In Oakland, protesters damaged police cars and businesses. Windows were smashed at restaurants and car dealerships, the Associated Press news agency says, and several rubbish bins were set alight.

    Here, a photo from Los Angeles shows protesters staging "die-ins" at a major intersection.

    Protesters stage die-ins in Los Angeles
  26. Andrew Christman, photojournalist

    @AndrewC9NEWS

    tweets: Participants laid in street in reaction to the #FergusonDecision next to civic center park. #9News. See photo

  27. Marc Brown, @ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchor

    @ABC7Marc

    tweets: People living in those downtown L.A. high rise apartments/condos are hearing a lot of helicopter noises tonight. #FergusonDecision

  28. Post update

    Police chief Jon Belmar says 44 people were arrested on Tuesday night.

  29. 'Calmer night'

    Police chief Jon Belmar says there were fewer reports of arson on Tuesday night in Ferguson than on Monday night. There was also less gunfire.

    He says several vehicles were damaged, including a police car. Rioters also broke windows at city hall, he says. That was the only place tear gas was used.

  30. BreakingBreaking News

    A police spokesman in Ferguson says it has been "a better night" than the previous one, as the violence was not as severe.

  31. Post update

    The release of the jury documents has cast fresh light on the shooting of Michael Brown.

    The Washington Post has created a striking graphic, illustrating the differing accounts put forward by officer Darren Wilson and witness Dorian Johnson, who was with Mr Brown when he was shot.

    Washington Post graphic of Ferguson shooting
  32. Post update

    Some indications from Ferguson that reporters are being urged off the streets, along with the crowds.

    Officers are threatening reporters with arrest if they do not obey orders to leave the area, according to this vine posted by Jon Swaine of the UK's Guardian newspaper.

    He earlier tweeted: Police forcing TV trucks to pack up and leave in Ferguson.

  33. St Louis County Police Department

    tweets: What appear to be urine-filled bottles thrown at police.

    Photo of urine-filled bottles, according to St Louis County PD, on 26 November 2014
  34. Reports of looting

    Reports are emerging of further incidents of vandalism and looting in Ferguson. St Louis Police Department says businesses along South Florissant Road have been targeted this time round and the windows of the Meineke car repair store there have been smashed.

  35. Post update

    Rajini Vaidyanathan

    BBC News, Washington

    tweets: National guard are now wearing gas masks and carrying riot shields. #Ferguson

    National guard wearing gas masks
  36. Sara Sidner, CNN correspondent

    tweets: Outside #Ferguson suffering from Pepper spray. Police & National Guard now putting on gas masks. Now so are we.

  37. Post update

    This Reuters picture has been doing the rounds on Twitter. It shows inmates at a Boston prison put their hands up after taping the name "Mike Brown" on the window of their cell.

    Inmates in the South Bay House of Corrections put their hands in the air after taping the name "Mike Brown" on the window of their cell as demonstrators clash with police on the street below the facility in Boston, Massachusetts, on 25 November 2014.
  38. Spread of protests

    Reports suggest that protests have taken place in more than 170 cities and towns across the US.

  39. Post update

    Political commentator Marc Lamont Hill tells CNN that officer Darren Wilson's account of what happened played into the fears and prejudices of white supremacists.

  40. Post update

    Tear gas has been fired at protesters for a second night in a row in the restive town of Ferguson.

    A protester reaches for a tear gas canister during a second night of protests in Ferguson, Missouri on 25 November 2014.
  41. Post update

    Joanna Jolly

    BBC News

    There's been confrontation outside Ferguson City Hall where a police vehicle was burnt earlier and tear gas still hangs in the air. There's a heavy police presence with several armoured cars and vehicles.

    There is tension as police try to move people from the area - officers are saying anyone standing in the street will be subject to arrest. Some are giving chase to people in the surrounding streets and tonight they have dogs with them. A police helicopter is hovering overhead with a spotlight.

  42. 'Justifiable homicide'

    Darren Wilson has become one of hundreds of police officers in the US whose use of force is deemed justifiable under the law, Time reports.

    "The Federal Bureau of Investigation recorded 410 'justifiable homicides' in 2012, and that is self-reported by states with varying degrees of rigor. The actual count is likely higher," it adds.

  43. Pepper spray

    In Portland and Denver police have reportedly resorted to pepper spray to disperse protesters, according to the AFP news agency.

  44. Michael Brown's cousin

    Michael Brown's cousin Sabrina Webb is one of the protesters who has been detained in the latest bout of unrest.

    Michael Brown's cousin Sabrina Webb detained in fresh protests in Ferguson on 25 November 2015
  45. Stand off

    Aerial footage from outside Ferguson Police Department still shows a tense stand off between protesters and police backed up by members of the National Guard.

  46. 'First punch'

    In case you missed it, police officer Darren Wilson earlier broke his silence about the shooting of Michael Brown. In an interview with ABC News, he said Mr Brown "threw the first punch" and that his conscience was clear as he had acted correctly.

    Officer Darren Wilson is pictured in this undated handout evidence photo from the 9 August
  47. Jon Swaine, The Guardian, reporter

    @jonswaine

    tweets: "Police response in Ferguson very different tonight to flat-footed Monday. Big teams rushing to reports of flare-ups and swift crack-downs."

  48. 'Breathing room'

    New York police commissioner William Bratton said the police were giving protesters in the city "breathing room". "As long as they remain nonviolent, and as long as they don't engage in issues that cause fear or create vandalism, we will work with them to allow them to demonstrate,'' he said according to the AP news agency.

  49. Arrest reports

    There are reports of further arrests in Ferguson.

    Police arrest a protester in Ferguson, Missouri, on 25 November 2014
  50. Motley crew

    In Atlanta, "black college students, white urban hipsters in skinny jeans, middle-aged socialists and black militants in berets gathered for a raucous rally to vent their anger at the events in Ferguson", CNN reports.

  51. Paul Lewis, The Guardian, Washington correspondent

    @PaulLewis

    tweets: "Surreal thing to see in suburban middle America. National Guard soldiers lining a street in #Ferguson." He also posts a vine video of the area.

  52. Prison stop

    A protest march of some 1,400 people stopped by a local prison in Boston - the South Bay House of Correction - on Tuesday night, the Boston Globe reports. They were reportedly chanting "black lives matter" in solidarity with the inmates there.

  53. New York

    Thousands of people marched for a second night in Manhattan, gathering in Union Square before splitting into several smaller groups, chanting "No justice, no peace." Some held signs saying "Jail killer cops", AP reports.

    A driver argues with people while they protest against the verdict announced in the shooting death of Michael Brown, in New York, on 25 November 2014.
  54. Traffic disrupted

    Peaceful protesters marched in Seattle and Albuquerque and disrupted traffic in St Louis, Cleveland and Boston (pictured). Rallies also formed in Michigan, Maine, Georgia and Wisconsin, AP reports.

    Police officers clash with demonstrators attempting to march onto an interstate highway in Boston, Massachusetts, on 25 November 2014.
  55. 'Hands up'

    The "hands up" gesture has become symbolic in the Ferguson unrest, referring to some witness statements that Michael Brown was trying to surrender before he was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson. The state prosecutor later said that physical evidence contradicted some of these statements.

    A protester holds her hands up in front of a police car in Ferguson, Missouri, on 25 November 2014
  56. Post update

    Rajini Vaidyanathan

    BBC News, Ferguson

    tweets: Five humvees racing down the street past the police station. #Ferguson #nationalguard

  57. Missouri governor Jay Nixon

    Earlier, Missouri governor Jay Nixon sent a large contingent of extra National Guard troops to Ferguson in the aftermath of Monday's violence, which brought the total number of soldiers in the area to 2,200. "Lives and property must be protected. This community deserves to have peace," he told reporters.

  58. Arrests

    Several people have been arrested in Ferguson overnight. One woman was taken into custody after protesters threw what appeared to be smoke bombs, flares and frozen water bottles at police, AP reports. Two others were arrested for failing to heed police instructions, the agency adds.

  59. St Louis County Police Department

    @stlcountypd

    tweets: This is now considered an unlawful assembly. Those refusing to leave the area will be subject to arrest. #Ferguson

  60. Post update

    Joanna Jolly

    BBC News

    Tweets: "Tear gas in air #ferguson"

    tear gas in Ferguson
  61. Between the lines

    The Guardian's Jon Swaine delves deeper into what state prosecutor Bob McCulloch said in his statement on Monday, when he announced that Darren Wilson would not be charged over the shooting of Michael Brown. The journalist gives his interpretation of what the prosecutor really meant, particularly his criticism of the protesters and the media.

  62. Boston

    There are about 1,000 protesters in Boston, Massachusetts, according to reports from CNN. The protesters are peaceful and they have been marching for the past two hours, the news outlet said.

  63. Post update

    The moment a police officer extinguished the police car set alight in Ferguson.

    A police officer extinguishes a police car set on fire by protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, on 25 November 2014.
  64. Police car

    Tensions seem to be on the rise, with live footage from Ferguson showing dozens of protesters attempting, but failing, to overturn a police car. The car was later set on fire, and the blaze extinguished by police.

  65. 'Military occupation'

    Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says events in Ferguson reflect nationwide problems. "Ferguson really is a metaphor for abandoned neglected urban America. Almost all the cities are under military occupation. A tremendous sense of neglect and so the crisis in Ferguson is multiplied many times across the country."

  66. Ferguson shop owner

    Mr Lee's clothing store was among the many local businesses damaged in Monday's unrest. The Korean immigrant tells Reuters that he has suffered an economic loss of $700,000 (£445,300). "I don't have any more money now, so I don't know what I'm going to do then," he said.

  67. Post update

    "I'm tired of being a sitting duck in the US system," says Akilah Morgan who has joined the throng in Boston.

    Akilah Morgan
  68. Post update

    One of the largest protests of the night is taking place in Washington, DC.

    Protest in Washington
  69. Post update

    You can watch part of the ABC interview with Officer Darren Wilson, in which he says his conscience is clear over the fatal shooting that has sparked acrimony and frustration across the country.

  70. Post update

    Shirley Washington

    KTV1 FOX2 News, St Louis

    @SWashingtonTV tweets: Former Ferguson mayor launches online fundraiser to help the city rebuild after fire destroyed several business Monday night.

  71. Post update

    Among the cities taking part in Michael Brown protests are New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Denver and Portland. CNN reports that rallies are being held in 170 cities in 37 states.

  72. Post update

    Joanna Jolly, BBC News, Ferguson

    has posted a vine in which one protester explains why she is making her voice heard.

    "I'm here for Mike Brown, for justice and equality, and for not just black men but men, period."

    Protester
  73. Post update

    A small number of protesters have been arrested in the demonstration outside Ferguson Police Department. Among them was Michael's Brown's cousin, Sabrina Webb.

  74. Post update

    David Botti, BBC News, Ferguson

    Earlier spoke to Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria, a longtime Ferguson resident participating in the clean-up of S Florissant street.

    "I was just crying the entire night, tears flowing from my eyes and my kids couldn't get it. They could not relate to this part of me. At one point, two o'clock in the morning, my elder daughter actually held me in her arms and said 'mummy, turn the TV off."

    Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria
  75. Post update

    Several hundred protesters gathered earlier at the Underground Atlanta entertainment complex. The crowd marched through downtown, temporarily blocking a major highway. Local TV station WSB-TV 2 has a live stream from its helicopter.

    Protestors in Atlanta
  76. Post update

    Anthony Zurcher, BBC News

    Interesting observation made by Wall Street Journal's Ben Kesling that the National Guard troops he sees are mostly trained military police (MP) not combat soldiers.

  77. Post update

    Several arrests were made by riot police in St Louis when protesters disrupted traffic by sitting in the middle of a major road. Some key junctions downtown were also blocked.

  78. Post update

    Rajini Vaidyanathan, BBC News, Ferguson

    @rajiniv tweets: Riot police and National Guard at #Ferguson police station

    Ferguson
  79. Post update

    Approximately 1,400 protestors are marching in Boston. @haitiwithaK tweets: #BlackLivesMatter rally for #Ferguson in Boston. Sobering view of young men inside windows of Back Bay jail.

    Protestors in Boston pass a county jail
  80. Post update

    @dedreytnien

    tweets: hands up / don't shoot #boston #ferguson

  81. Post update

    "Now I'm out of work and my kids can't go to school. It's just heartbreaking."

    The BBC's Joanna Jolly has been speaking to people in Ferguson who weren't on the streets on Tuesday, but one of them woke up to find her place of work destroyed.

    Anastasia Knowles
  82. Post update

    Suzanne Kianpour, BBC News

    Only matter of time before protest would break out in Atlanta. The city has a very large black population. Oft nicknamed "hip-hop hollywood." A Cradle of US civil rights movement. Birthplace of MLK. And now has its own hashtag going #ATLFerguson

  83. Minneapolis scare

    There was commotion at a Ferguson rally in Minneapolis when a car ploughed through protesters blocking the road. One woman was taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.

    Car hits protesters in Minneapolis, 25 November 2014
  84. Post update

    @TreyYingst

    Trey Yingst tweets: National Guard not messing around tonight...have two buses full of people behind the police station if things get out of hand #Ferguson

  85. Post update

    Michelle Fleury, BBC News, Ferguson

    has posted a vine showing the protests outside Ferguson Police Department. Shouts of "No justice, no peace!" ring out.

  86. Post update

    Earlier, the lawyers representing the family of Michael Brown gave a news conference. They were sharply critical of the whole legal process, and said they hope a federal civil rights investigation results in charges against Officer Wilson.

    Anthony Crump
  87. Post update

    Eli in Oakland, CA, emails: In response to "Kim in Louisville, KY" - Who is "they"?

  88. Decision after dark

    One criticism of Mr McCulloch is that the timing of his announcement - made after dark - may have increased the likelihood of unrest. It's a claim that the BBC's Anthony Zurcher has covered in his blog.

  89. Post update

    DC protestors

    In Washington, DC, protestors lay on the ground to stage a "die-in" outside the headquarters of the Metro police department.

  90. Post update

    A New York Times editorial has harsh words for St Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch, arguing that he handled a sensitive investigation "in the worst possible way". It also links to a report by ProPublica showing that young black males have been 21 times more likely to be shot dead by police than their white counterparts.

  91. Post update

  92. Post update

    Police in New York have closed Lincoln Tunnel after it was blocked by demonstrators.

    Protesters in New York
  93. Post update

    @CamThompsonWNEW

    Reporter Cam Thompson tweets: #Ferguson Baltimore protesters back blocking intersection of Light and Pratt Streets. Half-size of largest point.

  94. Post update

    You can watch the president's remarks, in which he said this evening there was no excuse for violence but there were deep-rooted problems in American society.

  95. @JesseBogan

    Jesse Bogan tweets: Some 45 guardsmen in front of #Ferguson pd. Few honks, plenty of media and calm. West Flor blocked off, smokey smell.

  96. Police donations

    The St Louis County Police department says it's opened a second phone line to handle donations. Among the items needed - Gatorade and cough drops.

  97. Post update

    @Jonssonville

    Greg Jonsson of the St Louis Post-Despatch tweets: St. Louis Thanksgiving Day parade is postponed due to #Ferguson unrest : http://bit.ly/1AQOqet

  98. Post update

    The decision in St Louis triggered protests across the US, which continued on Tuesday, and many more are planned into the night. Here's a scene from Newark, New Jersey:

    Protester in Newark, New Jersey, 25 November 2014
  99. Post update

    The president made his remarks at the Copernicus Cultural Center in Chicago, in a speech about immigration.

    President Barack Obama
  100. 'Building trust'

    Speaking just moments ago, President Obama also said he'd instructed Attorney General Eric Holder to see what steps could be taken to build trust in communities and make sure "law enforcement is fair".

  101. Post update

    David Botti, BBC News, Ferguson

    Tamara King

    Tamara King, standing at edge of police cordon on W Florissant.

    "People always say 'oh you're pulling the race card.' My question is who created the deck?...You created the deck."

  102. Grand jury report

    The ABC interview is going over his evidence. After yesterday's decision not to charge Mr Wilson the St Louis County prosecutor's office released evidence seen by the grand jury. We've done a piece that summarises testimony from Mr Wilson and other key witnesses.

  103. Post update

    Darren Wilson, who has been on administrative leave since the 9 August incident, revealed that Brown's shooting marked the first time he had used his gun as a police officer.

    He also insisted that race played no part in the confrontation and that he would have acted in exactly the same way had the suspect been white.

  104. Post update

    Officer Wilson chose ABC's George Stephanopoulos ahead of several famous broadcasters.

    Stephanopoulos and Wilson
  105. Post update

    Officer Wilson told ABC News that the incident would not haunt him for the rest of his life.

    "It's always going to be something that happened," he said. "The reason I have a clear conscience is I know I did my job right."

  106. Post update

    The police officer who shot dead Michael Brown says he had to kill the unarmed teenager because he feared for his own life.

    In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Darren Wilson says there was nothing he could have done differently during the 9 August confrontation in Ferguson, Missouri.

  107. Post update

    Kim in Louisville, Kentucky, emails: I have to say I think that all the Ferguson verdict did was give people an excuse to riot and cause damage. Then they want to blame others for the way they're treated. The parents of the young man that was killed asked for there to be peaceful protesting, and it looks like their feelings were ignored by some of their own people.

  108. Post update

    Mr Obama urged Americans to be "constructive" by engaging in a debate about race and police.

    "The problem is not just a Ferguson problem, it's an American problem."

  109. Post update

    The National Guard stood in formation outside the police station in Ferguson on Tuesday.

    National Guard
  110. Post update

    US President Barack Obama has just been speaking about the unrest.

    He said the frustrations "have deep roots in many communities of colour who have a sense that our laws are not being enforced uniformly or fairly".

  111. Post update

    State governor Jay Nixon says more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the St Louis suburb on Tuesday.

  112. Post update

    Welcome to our live updates on the moving story from Ferguson, Missouri, where the decision not to charge a police officer who killed a black teenager sparked riots on Monday night.