A pregnant woman from Ferguson lost her eye in a bean bag round firing as the Ferguson police cracked down on days of protests following the grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson.
Dornella Conners, 24, was injured on Tuesday when she, along with her boyfriend De'Angelas Lee, had stopped at a gas station in Ferguson when police officers surrounded them.
"They pulled up while we were coming towards the street, De'Anglas was trying to get away, they blocked us from the side, front and back," Conners, who is a few months pregnant, told KMOV.
The police reportedly fired a bean bag round on the car, shattering the passenger window and injuring Conners and leaving her blind in the left eye.
While the police have said her boyfriend was driving straight towards them, Conners said he was only trying to get around the police.
The police have also reportedly issued a warrant for Lee's arrest, with a bond for $50,000.
The incident occurred on a day when the St Louis County saw massive rioting and protests following the verdict. Scores of protesters have been arrested in the five days since violence broke out in Ferguson and other parts of the country.
While Conners' was one of the more drastic consequences of the protests and the police action, several other instances of 'atrocities' have been revealed on social media.
"Police just threw down an elderly woman she's on the ground she's hurt," one tweet said.
"An officer in riot gear just told @Nettaaaaaaaa to "shut the hell up. This is my neighborhood now." That was wild.,' another person said on Twitter.
If youve never had police tell you youre a liar, going to jail for taking a pic then you wont understand #Ferguson . But i have and i do
— im bloo (@DaBaDeDaBaDie) November 29, 2014
However, there were also several assaults on police officers and their property in the last few days, with several police vehicles reportedly set on fire during the unrest.
Several Twitterati also justified the heavy police presence.
Why are people surprised at the amount of police and army presence in Ferguson? People burnt basically everything... They're necessary. — hi.im.Shan (@hi_im_shan) November 29, 2014