The one map you need to understand tonight's Ferguson protests

Dara Lind

The reports coming out of Ferguson, MO, tonight show protests erupting into chaos on the ninth night since Michael Brown's killing. But because new developments in Ferguson — like police firing tear gas into crowds of protesters — can happen suddenly and without warning, it can be difficult to follow what's happening and where.

SB Nation's Travis Hughes built a map of the Ferguson protests, using Google Maps data. The map explicitly refers to tonight's protests, but it's also a good map of the area where protests have been concentrated since Brown's death on August 9th:

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