Live web video streams of the show of force by heavily militarized police against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed young black man was shot dead by police. The police have been firing rubber bullets, tear gas, and using a sonic weapon and stun guns on the crowd.
Note: Caveat viewer. Sometimes, livestreams aren't actually live. Sometimes, what you see isn't accurate, or in context. And you may click to view but see footage that was streamed previously.
This Reddit feed is a good reference tonight, also.
Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream
(Photo: Jon Swaine)
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