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Director's Choice St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Cassandra Roberts has tear gas washed from her eyes, as a stranger uses milk from a nearby McDonald's in Ferguson. "We thought it could be a peaceful night," said Roberts, who was marching for the first time. "What the hell is going on in this world?"