Working in Ferguson, Missouri, has never been more complicated, numerous employees and business owners explained in recent interviews with BuzzFeed News.
When protests erupted in Ferguson following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, people working in the city experienced an array of emotions and financial repercussions. Some feared for the safety of their businesses. Others supported the protesters' aims, but struggled with a resulting loss of revenue.
Below are excerpts from interviews with four people who work in Ferguson.