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Ferguson Social Media Posts

A selection of tweets from citizens and news reports in response about the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Language

English — US

Subject

  • Civics & Citizenship
  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Democracy & Civic Engagement
  • Racism

I JUST SAW SOMEONE DIE OMFG

— PSA (@TheePharoah) August 9, 2014
 

Witness didn't want to go on camera, but was willing to share with #instagram what she saw… http://t.co/9lYr2QM6N3

— Brittany Noble-Jones (@noblejonesontv) August 9, 2014
 

My younger was on the scene of the shooting and called me in tears .. He confirmed head shots says he saw at least 3 and two to the chest

— War Machine III (@TefPoe) August 9, 2014
 

Police have brought out the large gear in #Fergusonpic.twitter.com/2gxUzOvwfy

— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 9, 2014
 

They stole this baby's future away. He had only till Monday to start college. Executed for walking down the street.

— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) August 10, 2014
 

I’m in #Ferguson and the witnesses are telling a chillin story. This young man was truly executed.

— Dr. Cornel Fresh (@WyzeChef) August 10, 2014
 

"He did a drive by on my son" - father of #MikeBrown

— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) August 10, 2014
 

Hard to hear but police said the suspect and the officer were possibly fighting over the officers gun,… http://t.co/zbxo7qW83p

— Brittany Noble-Jones (@noblejonesontv) August 10, 2014
 

Still conflicting reports about death of the witness. Police say it's not true. Tempers are rising here in #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/nbbr7XvJxk

— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 10, 2014
 

FACT RT @vexedmentals: RT @Naivana_: Twitter is the media's worst nightmare. They can't control the story. We control the story.

— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) August 10, 2014
 

THANK GOD for twitter. We would not get on the ground live reporting without it. Only journalist last night was @BrittanyNoble #Ferguson

— Kim Moore (@SoulRevision) August 10, 2014
 

The QuickTrip is now burning. #Ferguson (photo: @PDPJpic.twitter.com/tJBeXQ6hzF

— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 11, 2014
 

LOOK HOW THEY WERE THERE AT A PEACEFUL PROTEST!! WHY?! pic.twitter.com/bsmZa1ngk4

— I'm nobody bruh (@S_Roach) August 11, 2014
 

Have been removed from scene, sitting local PD station waiting for ride to paper crazy night #Ferguson

— David Carson (@PDPJ) August 11, 2014
 

As the sun rises on #Ferguson, the riot damage is revealed. http://t.co/8Mfqt69WNQ pic.twitter.com/rwYmwk53Gt

— KSDK NewsChannel 5 (@ksdknews) August 11, 2014
 

I'd estimate 50 officers in riot gear at peaceful protest @kmov #ferguson pic.twitter.com/y5b3cl6KlE

— Laura Hettiger (@LauraKHettiger) August 11, 2014

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Facing History and Ourselves, "Ferguson Social Media Posts," last updated January 6, 2016.

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