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Protests, unrest continue in St. Louis

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/18/17, 12:41 pm

Protesters are marching in St. Louis for the fourth day in a row following the acquittal Friday of a white police officer in an African-American man’s shooting death. “The days have been calm and the nights have been destructive,” Mayor Lyda Krewson said at a news conference Monday morning. The behavior she described is similar to that seen in protests in nearby Ferguson, Mo., after the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, which launched the Black Lives Matter movement into the national spotlight. On Saturday night, vandals caused extensive damage to businesses in the Delmar Loop, an area popular because of its nightlife and cultural attractions, including restaurants, shops, and music venues. Marches took place Sunday throughout the city, including at two shopping malls in affluent neighborhoods. Police arrested more than 80 people Sunday night as about 100 protesters who refused to disperse marched toward downtown, breaking some windows and overturning planters.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • SR
    Posted: Mon, 09/18/2017 02:26 pm

    I must have missed it, so where is the story as to the person who died in the shooting?

  • JennyBeth
    Posted: Mon, 09/18/2017 11:08 pm

    The last five paragraphs of the AP's coverage give the basic synopsis:

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    Brendan Bossard
    Posted: Mon, 09/18/2017 02:41 pm

    Dr. Martin Luther King must be flipping in his grave.  His cause gained national sympathy by being better than its opponents.  Now civil rights is being put at risk by people who are being worse than its opponents.