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Buildings in Ferguson, Mo. burn as riots follow grand jury decision not to indict Ofc. Darren Wilson

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Nov 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-25 11:29:04-05

The City of Ferguson, Missouri dealt with unrest Monday night and into Tuesday morning as protesters rioted.

They were reacting to news that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson is not being indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Wilson is white, and Brown, 18, is black and was unarmed at the time of his death.

Weeks of protests followed the shooting, and unrest then also included looting and rioting. 

More coverage from our sister TV station, KSHB, in Missouri

The following is a timeline of events that unfolded Monday night, Nov. 24, in Ferguson.

12:45 a.m. Central Time: The number of protesters has dwindled, and buildings that were on fire are destroyed. Smoke continues to filter throughout Ferguson. 

Midnight CT: Fires continue to destroy multiple buildings in Ferguson, Missouri — fires started by rioters. People also continue to loot and vandalize businesses, though protest crowds had dwindled significantly in some parts, according to CNN reporters at the scene.

11:30 p.m. CT: FAA places airport in St. Louis under Temporary Flight Restriction.

11:20 p.m. CT: Police are using bullhorns to request protesters leave the area so firefighters may more easily get to the buildings that are on fire. Some buildings are engulfed in flames but no firefighters are able to get to them because there are too many fires occurring.

11:05 p.m. CT: Armored vehicles hauling S.W.A.T. members have arrived, likely due to the possibility of gunshots fired. Police confirm smoke used to clear crowd in beginning of rioting, but tear gas also being used.

11 p.m. CT:

A storage facility is engulfed in flames. Police continue to use tear gas to clear crowds. CNN reports items inside a beauty salon on fire may be exploding. Because it is unclear whether the popping noises are those items or are gunshots, firefighters have vacated the salon, which continues to burn.

10:50 p.m. CT: At least three buildings were on fire, according to reporters in Ferguson.

10:30 p.m. CT: Fires continue, and while many protesters are still out in Ferguson, Missouri, reporters say the crowd has dwindled a bit. Some protesters are shouting profanity at police and members of the media. One building is engulfed in flames and is destroyed. CNN reports the building is a Little Caesars pizza restaurant.

10:20 p.m. CT: A beauty salon is on fire inside, and firefighters are on scene. Police are looking on the roofs of buildings to make sure no one in on them. Reports indicate gunshots fired appear to have cleared the crowds a bit. Protests continue.

10:15 p.m. CT: More businesses appear to be vandalized, and car horns can be heard. At least two cars are on fire, according to CNN reporters. Crowds are chanting, "no justice, no peace." Looting continues. Law enforcement is pushing people out and asking them to leave the area. 

10 p.m. CT: Ferguson stores are being looted. Some protesters may be heard chanting, "hands up, don't shoot." Elsewhere, a Washington Post reporter tweeted that about 2,300 people have gathered in front of the White House in Washington. D.C. and the crowd was chanting, "black lives matter." That protest appeared to remain peaceful.

9:50 p.m. CT: A woman appeared to be in cardiac arrest near the Ferguson police station where protest riots began occurring within the past hour. Police officers are still dispersing tear gas and shooting bean bags into the crowds.

9:45 p.m. CT: A car engulfed in flames near the Ferguson, Missouri police department is a police cruiser. CNN Reporter Don Lemon reports hearing gunshots fired. Reporters are wearing bullet proof vests and gas masks, he said.

9:40 p.m. CT: Police are pushing down the street and car alarms sounding as crowds in Ferguson get more violent. A fire is seen in a trash can. "This night has turned quit violent," reported CNN.

9:30 p.m. CT: Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri are throwing rocks and attempting to overturn a police cruiser Monday night. Tear gas has been released to attempt to disperse crowds following the announcement that a grand jury chose not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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