From outrage and insensitivity to prayers and peaceful mourning, Americans woke up to a flood of reactions to the announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
After a long night of protests, some of them turning violent, here is what came of last night’s decision.
Read a full recap of the events related to the shooting of Michael Brown here.
What did he do to deserve this? #Ferguson https://t.co/2joOT7jJPs
— Ask me about SMACKtv (@BiGToeKneeTone) November 25, 2014
Sobering daylight in #Ferguson exposes a city in shambles: http://t.co/KL0LaMbGkz pic.twitter.com/q7AaaR5IdK
— Mashable (@mashable) November 25, 2014
Unexpected consequence of #Ferguson: I think I'm done with Obama. Dude had nothing to lose and still couldn't speak from the heart.
— Krister Johnson (@KristerJohnson) November 25, 2014
African-American owner of Cathy's Kitchen in #Ferguson, who fed protesters for wks, is cleaning up. Customers helping pic.twitter.com/ZF74yz4wOM
— Evan Pérez (@evanperez) November 25, 2014
Dear #Ferguson protesters So you're surprised nothing changes When u respond like this to decisions you deem unjust? pic.twitter.com/b8IjlNh67r
— Not So Stupid Voter (@Discoveringme40) November 25, 2014
I expect better from twitter, often disappointed. #Ferguson tweets filled with anger and negativity wondering why situation here is same way
— Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) November 25, 2014
Walking around #Ferguson this morning is like being in a city after a natural disaster pic.twitter.com/xEO3ClYGD6
— Mariana_Atencio (@marianaatencio) November 25, 2014
But now people of #Ferguson, please explain to me how burning twelve buildings puts you in a better situation today?
— Sizwe Dhlomo (@SizweDhlomo) November 25, 2014
Riddle me this: Would you wait until after dark to announce #Ferguson decision if you were trying to PREVENT violence or PROVOKE it?
— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) November 25, 2014
Sign at Subway… S. Florissant. The morning after. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/8L2AuXLlSQ
— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) November 25, 2014
RT @AlvarezABC11: #UNC students staging a "die-in" taking a stand in #FergusonDecision https://t.co/G8U4AQCrRs
— ABC11 EyewitnessNews (@ABC11_WTVD) November 25, 2014
What America woke up to today. http://t.co/CNXSyXQZ6I #ferguson pic.twitter.com/4XOMNvCKI1
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) November 25, 2014
Twitter map of #Ferguson geotags from 8pm CT last night via @TwitterData http://t.co/seNbt8n4NI h/t @zbyronwolf pic.twitter.com/xWqUpC46HP
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 25, 2014
Ferguson Protester Breaks Fox News Camera On Air http://t.co/FxHfVQmIaE
— Business Lunchbox (@bizlunchbox) November 25, 2014
First protest of the day begins at 7 a.m. in Clayton. #Ferguson https://t.co/tPgSwIb3Jh
— Ben Kesling (@bkesling) November 25, 2014
More than 80 #Ferguson protesters arrested Monday night in St. Louis area http://t.co/3ms8boYwKo
— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) November 25, 2014
CNN reporter hit with rock in head during #Ferguson live shot: http://t.co/Ue4XSzmWtO
— KMOX St. Louis News (@kmoxnews) November 25, 2014
Change you can believe in in #Ferguson: Looters just sent hundreds of Missourians to the unemployment line.
— StacyFace (@StacyOnTheRight) November 25, 2014
Who are the protesting against? The Democrat Party? "@sirenidica: The tragic irony of #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/ulDRr2GWcP"
— dacw10 (@dacw10) November 25, 2014
Police restricting traffic into #ferguson. https://t.co/IdbBfLEUrK
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 25, 2014
The truth sounds like hate (and racism) to those who hate the truth. #Ferguson #GrandJuryDecision
— Holly Fisher (@HollyRFisher) November 25, 2014
Hope you're proud of yourselves this morning, #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/0b3AIpgcKo
— Michael Cameneti (@mcameneti) November 25, 2014
"#Ferguson, In Two Pictures" Mourning a dead son vs. Wilsons pink cheek after being "attacked" HT @M_Gelin & @tparsi pic.twitter.com/tdjhRzYkAQ
— Amina Semlali (@Amina_Semlali) November 25, 2014
FYI, the Grand Jury met 25 times, met with 60 witnesses…you can't fault them for their decision. They did what they had to do #Ferguson
— Wayne Dupree ?? (@WayneDupreeShow) November 25, 2014
Morning protest in Clayton is underway with about 75 people picketing in intersections one after another. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/1Yb3hpbpQc
— Shawn Carrié (@shawncarrie) November 25, 2014
A: The way things used to be. B: The way things are now. Some people need to reexamine their lives. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/HEjfNRFxtu
— Don't Gruber Me, Bro (@mrgeology) November 25, 2014
#Ferguson isn't just about one cop and one kid. It's also about the implicit bias the plagues us all, everywhere, that we need to address.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) November 25, 2014
If the media focus on violent protests, there's usually a peaceful majority they don't want you to see. #Ferguson https://t.co/fT5sFVVn9s”
— Josh Powell (@JoshPowell88) November 25, 2014
Watch a #Ferguson protestor smash a Fox News camera to pieces on live television http://t.co/vppor06CeY pic.twitter.com/bJ3rO1NVoL
— Salon.com (@Salon) November 25, 2014
How come black folks don't riot and protest when black people kill other black people? #FergusonDecision #PrayForFerguson
— Chris Rock (@ozchrisrock) November 25, 2014
Emotional prayers at the clergy-led action at Shaw Park in Clayton #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/MPVk45Ihxx
— ACLU National (@ACLU) November 25, 2014
wow RT @MrPooni: While CNN runs footage of #Ferguson burning, this is happening on the steps of the US Supreme Court https://t.co/1D7FyMh1xx
— ? gabrielle ? (@gabbietaughtme) November 25, 2014
NEWS: Nearly five hours later, fires are still raging in numerous buildings. More nationwide protests are expected today. #Ferguson
— TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonMessage) November 25, 2014
St. Louis station -> RT @FOX2now: Looters still hitting North St. Louis stores at 5am #ferguson https://t.co/T33MMwZkxa
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 25, 2014
Someone should start a fund to help all the #Ferguson small business owners with repairs and rebuilding.
— Aaron Gardner (@Aaron_RS) November 25, 2014