FERGUSON, Mo. – On the fourth consecutive night of protesting and rallying in Ferguson, police used tear gas to disperse crowds.
The gas forced several, including reporters, to take coverage from its affects.
Crowds have gathered along West Florissant since the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown Saturday afternoon.
A crowd gathered around the burned down QuikTrip on West Florissant for another night of protesting. Before 6 p.m., officers began setting up barricades and closely guarding the area.
Police attempted to clear people out of the street, but when protesters continued to gather in the street, the tear gas came down before 9 p.m.
Several evacuated the area away from the tear gas, and some residents even opened their doors to those trying to take coverage.
NewsChannel 5 reporter Elizabeth Matthews even documented police throwing gas at Al Jazeera America reporters while trying to set up for their own program. She said that officers forced media to move out of the area.
Once the tear gas cleared out, some protesters did return. St. Louis County Police did not return calls made by NewsChannel 5.
Earlier Wednesday, the City of Ferguson asked for protests and vigils to be held during daylight hours, instead of night due to the rising tension.
NewsChannel 5 will have more information as it becomes available.