Police guard the Ferguson police department as rioting erupts following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014
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Ferguson decision: A timeline of events

On 9 August, 2014 police officer Darren Wilson shot dead Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. What followed was anger, protests, blame and denials - but so far there have been few answers.

As a grand jury deliberates as to whether Officer Wilson should face criminal charges, protesters are training in passive resistance and learning their rights, while gun sales have skyrocketed in the surrounding area.

Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency, putting the National Guard on alert should protests turn violent.

The BBC's David Botti explores the events that preceded this tense waiting game.

Produced by David Botti

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