1. Ferguson: Three Years Later

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August 9, 2017 marks the 3rd anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown.

2. Ferguson: Three Years Later

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Brown was an 18-year-old Black unarmed man gunned down by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in his hometown of Ferguson, Missouri.

3. Ferguson: Three Years Later

Funeral Held For Teen Shot To Death By Police In Ferguson, MO Source:Getty

Within days of Brown’s wrongful death, thousands of protesters flooded the city of Ferguson to protest.

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Many chanted and held signs featuring the words, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” as witnesses alleged Brown put his hands up in the air while Wilson shot him.

5. Ferguson: Three Years Later

Ferguson's Fragile Recovery Shaken After Police Casualties Source:Getty

Amid protests and demonstrations, there were reports of property damage throughout the city.

6. Ferguson: Three Years Later

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Thousands debated the relevance of property damage when the sanctity of human life was undervalued.

7. Ferguson: Three Years Later

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Hundreds of police officers soon showed up in riot gear.

8. Ferguson: Three Years Later

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As anger mounted over anonymity of the police officer’s name (which was not immediately announced after the shooting), police, highway control, and other armed forces were issued to “regulate” the protests.

9. Ferguson: Three Years Later

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As the uprising escalated, police attempted to disperse people using rubber bullets and tear gas.

10. Ferguson: Three Years Later

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Many journalists from notable publications were unlawfully arrested in the process of covering the events.

11. Ferguson: Three Years Later

Ferguson's Fragile Recovery Shaken After Police Casualties Source:Getty

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and imposed a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew on the St. Louis suburb.

12. Ferguson: Three Years Later

Larry Fellows, Alexis Templeton, Diamond Latchison, Angel Carter, Michael Brown, Ferguson Source:Handouts

Many assembled despite the curfew, chanting, “We are Mike Brown! We have the right to assemble peacefully!”

13. Ferguson: Three Years Later

Protests Continue In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man Source:Getty

Within nine days from the original incident, the governor deployed the National Guard to assist the St. Louis police officials.

14. Ferguson: Three Years Later

National Guard Called In As Unrest Continues In Ferguson Source:Getty

Unrest persisted in the community for 12 days.

15. Ferguson: Three Years Later

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Today, three years later, we remember the Ferguson uprising as a display of courage, a time when a community banded together with one voice and one message: Black Lives Matter.

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