Police are engulfed in tear gas during clashes with protesters following the grand jury decision in the death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. Violent protests and looting erupted in the US town of Ferguson after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead the black teen. US President Barack Obama and the family of late 18-year-old Michael Brown separately appealed for calm after a prosecutor said a grand jury had found the policeman acted in self-defense. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

The night Ferguson caught fire

AFP video journalist Loic Hofstedt was in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014, the night a grand jury decided not to press charges against the white police officer who shot dead Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. He was injured in the head as rioting broke out in anger at the verdict. "I was just doing my last shots, and I told myself I'm going to get the hell out of here. It happened in a second -- I knew immediately it was a brick because I could hear them flying all around me," he says."I dropped my camera to the ground, I found this crazy medic, who patched me up. I just pulled out my phone and kept filming. I had this mad hope that I would find my camera somehow and would be able to send my footage. It had been a rough night -- but at the same time something important had happened."

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