Protester Arrested for Marijuana After Clash with Police in St. Louis Over Shootings


Ray Downs.
Police wore riot gear and used tear gas early Friday morning, like the officers in Ferguson during West Florissant Avenue protests.

Protesters lashed out at police in St. Louis last Thursday night, injuring an officer and breaking windows near the site where an off-duty St. Louis police officer fatally shot eighteen-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers Jr. the night before.
Eight protesters were arrested after police broke up the protest around 1 a.m. with pepper spray, police said Friday morning. Five people were arrested for unlawful assembly, two for property damage and one for marijuana possession. Read more and join the conversation at the Riverfront Times.