A group of men who call themselves the “Oath Keepers” arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, late Monday night, armed with assault rifles and decked out in military fatigues.

Their arrival came during a night of tension in the St. Louis suburb, as police and protesters once again stood toe-to-toe in Ferguson and small clashes broke out.

.@OathKeepers return to #Ferguson, meeting protesters on W. Florissantpic.twitter.com/AwkR9uh3Hb

— Robert Cohen (@kodacohen) August 11, 2015

Peaceful demonstrations on Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer, devolved into violence Sunday night. Read more…

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Armed ‘Oath Keepers’ arrive in Ferguson during night of tense protest