The August 9 killing of Michael Brown — and the days of protests and police presence that followed it — transformed Ferguson, Missouri from a quiet, peaceful suburb into a flashpoint for the country's racial tensions. 

Samantha Broomfield, 25, was hit at close range when police fired tear gas on Monday night. VICE News happened to be nearby when it happened. We sat down with her a few days later in Ferguson to recap the night and talk about her community's frustration with the police's response to the protests.

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