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(NEWSER) – – The Federal Aviation Administration diverted some St. Louis-bound flights to other airports last night because of reports of gunshots fired into the sky in Ferguson, Mo.

The FAA says about 10 flights were rerouted "to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities," and restrictions remain in place. Flames engulfed multiple businesses and vehicles in the city early today as gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown's family and others. After the decision was announced, protesters smashed windows out of police cars and buildings, several of which were later looted and set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds.


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