Demonstrators celebrate as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP
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Protesters set buildings ablaze, shot at police and looted stores in the U.S. town of Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.Officers were shot at and pelted with rocks and other objects, and as of 2:30 a.m. Tuesday (0730 GMT) 12 buildings were ablaze, said Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County police department.One officer was shot in the arm in a separate St. Louis suburb but this was not related to the grand jury verdict, Belmar said.St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Officer Darren Wilson had fired 12 times after getting into an "altercation" with Brown, and that the jury had found no grounds to file charges.McCulloch said the physical evidence and other witnesses contradicted this account.FERGUSON, Mo.: A policeman was shot and wounded on Monday evening in University City, a St. Louis suburb near Ferguson, Missouri, though it was unclear if the shooting was related to street protests over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case, police said.
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