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Protests and partiers: photos from a night in Ferguson

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The Verge was on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri on Thursday, August 14th -- the first day since the shooting of Michael Brown that did not see a heavy-handed police presence. The night was filled with spectacle: an endless parade of cars, honking horns, chants and songs, and few authorities. Here's what we saw.

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Police presence in Ferguson on Thursday night was nothing like the heavy-handed show of force from earlier in the week. Only a handful of police were present for demonstrations Thursday evening.