Protests following the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. A demonstrator who was shot was put into the back of a vehicle as officers in riot gear and wielding smoke bombs confronted protesters as scores of people defied the state-issued curfew in protest of Michael Brown's death on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 in Ferguson, MO The standoff came hours after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and announced the midnight curfew to quell rising unrest in the town. a curfew on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 in Ferguson, MO. A state of emergency was declared Saturday in Ferguson, which has been racked by violence since unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white cop.