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Ammunition Manufacturers Cashing In On Unrest

Protesters involved with a more vocal and confrontational group of demonstrators stand and gesture as tear gas is fired, at further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

Protesters involved with a more vocal and confrontational group of demonstrators stand and gesture as tear gas is fired, at further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

So-called less-than-lethal munitions used on protesters in Ferguson have become not only a symbol of a militarized mindset among law enforcement in the US, but have galvanized bonds between struggles against state aggression, from Missouri to Palestine.

Protests over the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9 by a police officer continued into their ninth day on Monday night, as police used tear gas to disperse protesters clustered in large groups. Live ammo was shot in one altercation, with two people injured. Authorities originally reported that 31 people were arrested in all that evening, but NBC News has since put that figure at 78, including two journalists.

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