Social media posts highlight Ferguson protests

Ferguson, Mo. (WTNH) — The recent violence and tension in a St. Louis suburb has gotten even more attention due to the use of social media.

Users on sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have posted pictures and videos of protests in Ferguson. Those posts include everything from protesters setting things on fire and police threatening to shoot journalists.

A young activist who goes by the name of “Haiku” has documented all the events on social media, turning the incidents into a viral sensation.

The events started 10 days ago when an unarmed teen, Michael Brown, was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson with the Ferguson Police Department.

 

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