Ferguson in tweets: Here's what the 10th night of protests looked like on Twitter

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Twitter has been abuzz with live coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, since police shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown on Aug. 9.


Once again, the social network is the go-to source for breaking news, opinions, and taking people's pulse in the aftermath of Brown's death and the subsequent clashes between police and protesters. So Fusion decided to go to the source and look at how people are telling their own story in the Twittersphere.

Here's a visualization of Twitter activity about Ferguson from 6 p.m. Tuesday night to 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. We've highlighted five of the top tweets from people in Ferguson. You can see their individual tweets, and measure the influence they had, by clicking the circles on the bottom of the graphic below.

Jordan Fabian is Fusion's politics editor, writing about campaigns, Congress, immigration, and more. When he's not working, you can find him at the ice rink or at home with his wife, Melissa.