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FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A Ferguson firefighter surveys rubble at a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A car burns behind a business during rioting on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A protestor spits after being hit by tear gas in her car after the riot erupted when the Grand Jury announced they will not indict white Officer Daren Wilson in the shooting death of black 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. on November 24, 2014. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Cars which were set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case sit on a lot on November 25, 2014 in Dellword Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Cars which were set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case sit on a lot on November 25, 2014 in Dellword Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A sign sits amidst rubble at a building that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas last night after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Riot police run past a burning St. Louis County police car as hundreds of protesters gather after an announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown day, November 24, 2014, in Ferguson, MO. The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, has captivated the nation as a grand jury deliberated to decide whether to charge the officer with a crime. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A car drives by a burning building during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: Workers board up a window of a restaurant after it was smashed when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DELLWOOD, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A reporter looks through the window of a laundromat that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas last night after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 25: A Ferguson firefighter surveys damage to a strip mall that was set on fire when rioting erupted following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 25, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. At least 12 buildings were torched and more than 50 people were arrested during the night-long rioting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A demonstrator flashes the victory sign before a burning police car during clashes between police and protesters over the decision in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A police car burns during clashes between police and protesters over the decision in the shooting death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Lesley McSpadden (L), mother of Michael Brown, reacts to hearing a grand jury decision over the 18-year-old unarmed black teenager's death, shot by a white police officer, in Ferguson on November 24, 2014. Protesters set buildings ablaze and looted stores in the US town of Ferguson on November 24 after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. Thomas (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Police confront protestors after rioting broke out following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wison. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Police confront protestors after rioting broke out following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wison. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: A police officer stands with a shotgun during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A police car burns after being set on fire during clashes between police and protesters over decision in the shooting death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: A police officer points a shotgun at protestors during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Protesters attempt to tip over a police car during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: A protestor stands in front of police vehicles with his hands up during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Police detain a demonstrator amid tear gas during a demonstration to protest the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm on November 24 as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Police points his rifle at demonstrators after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. US President Barack Obama urged calm on November 24 as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Demonstrators block an intersection during a protest as they wait for the grand jury announcement on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury is expected announce today if Wilson should be charged in the shooting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Tuesday was far calmer than the previous night, though officers did have to extinguish a police car that was set on fire and vandals managed to damage some additional storefronts.

Several arrests were made, but the protests did not approach the chaos of the previous night, which saw arson, looting and rioting in the streets.

Members of the National Guard - which tripled its numbers in the Ferguson region Tuesday - were far more visible and remained posted throughout the city after the protests ended.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: People protest in Times Square over the Ferguson grand jury decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown case November 25, 2014 in New York City. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, MO police officer, on August 9. Violent protests erupted across the nation yesterday after the grand jury's verdict was announced, most notably in Ferguson, MO, where more than 25 buildings were burned down and stores were looted. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 25: Protestors marching from Union's square to Times Square and blocking the Lincoln Tunnel argue with the police during the protests in New York City on November 25, 2014 after the grand jury announcement on shooting of Michael Brown Ferguson shooting of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9. A St. Louis County grand jury decided not to bring charges against Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, for fatally shooting Michael Brown. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C. - NOVEMBER 24: Protestors gather outside the White House on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC after the announcement that the police officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown will not face charges. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. (Photo by Muhammed Bilal Kenasari/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 24: Protesters react to the St. Louis grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown November 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Michael Brown was shot by Officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014, his death sparked riots in Ferguson Missouri in August. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: A group of people gather to protest the grand jury's decision about the police Officer Darren Wilson shot the black teenager Michael Brown dead on November 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. According to the jury's decision, Officer Wilson will not face criminal charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: Activists march from New York City's Union Square to Times Square after learning that the police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. The killing of Michael Brown inspired mass protests in the St. Louis suburb for over a month and has reignited conversations throughout the nation about race and police force. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 24: A protester lays on the ground during a moment of silence as they gather on the sidewalk at Broadway at Civic Center Park after learning a Grand jury decided November 24, 2014 not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death on August 9, 2014. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Retired Captain Ray Lewis (L) of the Philadelphia Police department joins demonstrators display placards in front of the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014 to protest the death of 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer. The governor of the US state of Missouri urged calm on November 224 ahead of a verdict on whether to indict officer Darren Wilson for shooting dead unarmed Brown. There is no indication yet as to whether or not Wilson will face charges for the death of Brown on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, a suburb just outside St Louis. The grand jury announcement will be made at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, at 8:00 pm (0200 GMT Tuesday), St Louis County prosecutors said. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Josmar Trujillo, a member of 'New Yorkers Against Bratton,' protests outside an event where New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton was speaking on November 24, 2014 in New York City. Trujillo and others are calling for the resignation of Bratton after an NYPD officer shot and killed a man in a public housing stairwell in Brooklyn last week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON D.C. - NOVEMBER 24: A group of people gather to protest outside the White House after the grand jury's decision about the police Officer Darren Wilson shot the black teenager Michael Brown dead on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The protestors walked to the U.S. Constitutional Court Headquarter in Washington. According to the jury's decision, Officer Wilson will not face criminal charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo by Kasm Ileri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C. - NOVEMBER 24: A group of people gather to protest outside the White House after the grand jury's decision about the police Officer Darren Wilson shot the black teenager Michael Brown dead on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The protestors walked to the U.S. Constitutional Court Headquarter in Washington. According to the jury's decision, Officer Wilson will not face criminal charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo by Kasm Ileri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C. - NOVEMBER 24: A group of people gather to protest outside the White House after the grand jury's decision about the police Officer Darren Wilson shot the black teenager Michael Brown dead on November 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. The protestors walked to the U.S. Constitutional Court Headquarter in Washington. According to the jury's decision, Officer Wilson will not face criminal charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo by Kasm Ileri/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: A building burns after being set on fire during clashes between police and protesters over decision in the shooting death 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 24, 2014. US President Barack Obama urged calm as violent protests broke out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: Protestors arque with the riot police as the activists march from New York City's Union Square to Times Square after learning that the police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. The killing of Michael Brown inspired mass protests in the St. Louis suburb for over a month and has reignited conversations throughout the nation about race and police force. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: Protestors arque with the riot police as the activists march from New York City's Union Square to Times Square after learning that the police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. The killing of Michael Brown inspired mass protests in the St. Louis suburb for over a month and has reignited conversations throughout the nation about race and police force. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: Activists march from New York City's Union Square to Times Square after learning that the police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. The killing of Michael Brown inspired mass protests in the St. Louis suburb for over a month and has reignited conversations throughout the nation about race and police force. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: Protestors arque with the riot police as the activists march from New York City's Union Square to Times Square after learning that the police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. The killing of Michael Brown inspired mass protests in the St. Louis suburb for over a month and has reignited conversations throughout the nation about race and police force. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: Protestors arque with the riot police as the activists march from New York City's Union Square to Times Square after learning that the police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. The killing of Michael Brown inspired mass protests in the St. Louis suburb for over a month and has reignited conversations throughout the nation about race and police force. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: A group of people gather to protest the grand jury's decision about the police Officer Darren Wilson shot the black teenager Michael Brown dead on November 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. According to the jury's decision, Officer Wilson will not face criminal charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: A group of people gather to protest the grand jury's decision about the police Officer Darren Wilson shot the black teenager Michael Brown dead on November 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, United States. According to the jury's decision, Officer Wilson will not face criminal charges for killing Michael Brown. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Protesters and police clash in front of LAPD Headquarters as people react to the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, in the early morning hours of November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Police officer Darren Wilson shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, sparking large ongoing protests. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Protestors march November 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, one day after a grand jury decision not to prosecute a white police officer for the killing of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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