U2 cancels St. Louis concert amid protests

18 September, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • The Latest: Hundreds show for 2nd day of St. Louis protests

Organizers of a peaceful march in University City on Saturday called on people to leave and reconvene Sunday afternoon.

But a small group of protesters refused to go.

Protesters and police line-up in St Louis. Hundreds of police in riot gear moved in. Witnesses claimed the woman was handcuffed and arrested. At least one demonstrator was seen being treated after he was hit with pepper spray.

Protests have seen over 30 arrests in the two nights since the verdict, with largely peaceful marches giving way to occasional violence as anger over the verdict boiled over.

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Protests in the USA city began on Friday after a judge cleared Jason Stockley over the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011.

"I don't think racism is going to change in America until people get uncomfortable", said Kayla Reed of the St. Louis Action Council, a protest organizer.

"Not saying or doing anything makes you complicit in the brutalization of our friends and neighbors", Prins said.

The case has drawn a lot of attention in St Louis, where racial tensions have been high since the 2014 killing of a black man in the city's suburb of Ferguson by a white police officer.

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Police were prepared for a second night of protests after Friday's demonstrations led to several clashes - including rocks thrown at a police vehicle and objects tossed at officers in riot gear - and culminated when protesters broke a window and spattered red paint on the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson.

The officers later helped her up and took her away.

Police also said that 10 businesses were damaged, with mostly broken windows. Some of protesters burned the USA flag and surround the mayor's home.

Eleven law enforcement officers sustained injuries from Friday's violent protests in St. Louis, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced Saturday night. Mr. Smith had been taken in hunting, after a sale of the drug.

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Stockley insisted he saw Smith holding a gun and felt he was in imminent danger. Prosecutors contended the officer planted the weapon.

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