POLITICS
08/14/2014 11:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Photos Show Stark Contrast In Ferguson Following Security Overhaul

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 14:  Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson,
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 14: Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Police in Ferguson have changed their procedure for dealing with the protests after being chastised for a heavy-handed approach which has resulted in four days of violence. Today three police cars and four officers on foot led the way during a protest march. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Just 24 hours after police SWAT trucks, riot gear and tear gas defined protests of Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, an entirely different scene appeared on Thursday.

Gov. Jay Nixon (D) put Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, a Ferguson native, in charge of security operations after a heavy-handed show of force led by St. Louis County Police only seemed to heighten tensions. SWAT trucks were replaced with police cars Thursday, and officers marched alongside protesters in a peaceful demonstration. Below, compare photos from the violent protests on Wednesday with the peaceful march on Thursday.

On Wednesday:

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Police watch over demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Police stand watch as demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Police advance through smoke Wednesday, in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

On Thursday:

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Thousands of demonstrators peacefully march down a street with members of the St. Louis County Police and Missouri Highway Patrol Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri. The Missouri Highway Patrol seized control of a St. Louis suburb Thursday, stripping local police of their law enforcement authority after four days of clashes between officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by an officer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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Police officers march with demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri. Today three police cars and four officers on foot led the way during the march. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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