Shots were fired and police shouted through bullhorns for protesters to disperse, witnesses said, as chaos erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, which has been racked by protests since an unarmed black teenager was shot by police last week.
Hundreds of protesters fled to safety after authorities fired canisters of smoke to disperse them hours ahead of a planned midnight curfew.
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