Protests Turn Violent in St. Louis After Days of Unrest
Here we are again. Three years after riots in nearby Ferguson divided the country following the police shooting of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown, St. Louis has seen three straight days of protests over the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley, who shot and killed a Black suspect in 2011. More than 80 people were arrested yesterday after a small group smashed downtown windows. Police reportedly chanted in response, “Whose streets? Our streets.” Protest leaders said the vandals were not part of their demonstration, but apologized for the damage.