Tensions escalated overnight during an initially calm demonstration after police said protesters were illegally blocking West Florissant Avenue.
Missouri department of public safety spokesman Mike O’Connell told the St Louis Post-Dispatch 15 people were arrested.
The demonstration in Ferguson came after protesters earlier in the day temporarily shut down three large shopping malls in suburban St Louis.
A protestor confronts police vehicles with her hands up as police attempt to clear the streets in Ferguson, Missouri. Over 2,000 national guardsmen are being deployed a day after demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas following a St. Louis County grand jury decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Chicago, New York, Seattle and Northern California also saw demonstrations.
Mr O’Connell said charges would include peace disturbance and impeding the flow of traffic, and two people would be charged with resisting arrest and one with assault.
A police car burns on the street after a grand jury returned no indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri November 24, 2014. Gunshots were heard and bottles were thrown as anger rippled through a crowd outside the Ferguson Police Department in suburban St. Louis after authorities on Monday announced that a grand jury voted not to indict a white officer in the August shooting death of an unarmed black teen. REUTERS/Jim Young
A group of about 100 protesters had marched down West Florissant Avenue to the city’s police and fire departments chanting, blocking traffic and stopping in front of some businesses.
“I served my country. I spent four years in the Army, and I feel like that’s not what I served my country for,” said Ebonie Tyse, 26, of St Louis.