Watch how Twitter reacts to #Ferguson around the world

To visually capture how #ferguson went around the world, Twitter collated all geotagged tweets with the hashtag and created a map. (Twitter)

See how #ferguson quickly spread across the United States and the world in one single map.

When unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot and killed in broad daylight in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, Twitter users quickly reacted to the shooting using the hashtag #ferguson to comment on the racial tensions still prevalent in the US today.

What started out as a local Missouri story quickly spread across the nation, and soon made international headlines when two journalists were arrested for covering the Ferguson protests.  

To visually capture how #ferguson went around the world, Twitter collated all geotagged tweets with the hashtag and created a map. It tracked tweets from August 9 to August 17.

It's interesting to see how the Twittersphere dramatically lights up across August 13 and 14 when Wesley Lowery, a Washington Post political reporter, and Ryan Reilly, a Huffington Post reporter, were arrested in a McDonald's in St Louis. 




Violence has simmered since the shooting death of the 18-year-old by a white police officer, which has reignited national debate about law enforcement and African Americans. 

Police in Ferguson also drew criticism for facing down protesters in military-grade armoured trucks while brandishing high-powered weapons.

Source: World News Australia