#Ferguson Unrest, the nation reacts

A protester confronts a police officer outside the City of Ferguson Police Department and Municipal Court in Ferguson, Missouri, March 11, 2015. (Photo by Kate Munsch/Reuters)
A protester confronts a police officer outside the City of Ferguson Police Department and Municipal Court in Ferguson, Missouri, March 11, 2015.

After two police officers were shot in Ferguson early Thursday, #Ferguson quickly became a nationally trending topic on Twitter.  Eyewitnesses on the scene took to the social media platform to share photos and videos in real time. As news of the shooting spread, the nation began to share responses and reactions. Here's how the conversation unfolded: