“Massive Protest” In St. Louis Over Ex-Cop’s Acquittal Turns Violent, Tear Gas Deployed As 32 Arrested

Protesters in St. Louis Friday night blocked highways, damaged public and private property, broke windows, threw rocks at the mayor’s house and threw bricks at police officers who in turn responded by firing tear gas, after Jason Stockley, a white ex-cop was acquitted in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man earlier on Friday. At least 32 people were arrested, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. Ten officers were injured – 9 St. Louis Police Department officers and one Missouri Highway Patrol officer – two of whom were transported to a hospital with injuries sustained after being hit by a brick.
A total of 8 officers have sustained injuries throughout the day. #STLVerdict
— St. Louis, MO Police (@SLMPD) September 16, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 16, 2017.

 

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