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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mayor Krewson Postpones Tonight's Town Hall

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Mayor Lyda Krewson is scrapping plans for a town hall meeting amid ongoing protests following the Jason Stockley verdict, saying there's already plenty of discussion going on in the streets and on social media. Krewson was previously scheduled to listen to constituents' concerns this evening at Vashon High School,...

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CrimeStoppers Targets Suspect for 'Multiple Cases' of Destruction During Protests

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Police are looking for a young man they say is responsible for "multiple cases of destruction of property during the protests." They've released two photos of a young man wearing some sort of hood and a black bandana over his eyes and nose. CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of...

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Students Protest Jason Stockley Verdict, Leaving Class and Going on the March

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:54 AM

The street-filling marches and police clashes get all the attention, but St. Louis students have also begun protesting at their schools following the acquittal of an ex-cop charged with murder. Students in at least three metro high schools, a junior high and universities have staged walkouts or demonstrations since Friday,...

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Protesters Flock to St. Louis Justice Center

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:06 PM

Following mass arrests on Sunday night in St. Louis, protesters have abandoned plans for another demonstration in the Delmar Loop and are instead gathering outside the city jail where people were still being released this evening. Metropolitan police arrested 123 people Sunday on the third day of protests, which were...

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Oh Great, Steve Bannon Is Coming to St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 1:27 PM

A city still grappling with the fallout from a weekend of broken windows, bad headlines and blasts of tear gas is about to be confronted with one more indignity: Steve Bannon is coming to town this coming weekend. Bannon will be one of the guests of honor at the St....

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Protesters Respond to Mass Arrests, March to City Hall in Monday Morning Protest

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Following a night of protests punctuated by mass arrests — which swept up livestreamers and journalists along with alleged vandals — demonstrators returned to downtown St. Louis this morning with a message for the media and city police. "They're going to talk about the narrative of a good protester...

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Protests Spread to University City High, With Students Marching

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 9:37 AM

A well-organized and vocal student protest took place in front of University City High School this morning before school started. Students reacting to Friday's acquittal of St. Louis cop Jason Stockley marched around the traffic circle at the intersection of Balson and Jackson avenues from 7:30 to 8:10 a.m.,...

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'The Police Owned the Night' Chief Says After 80+ Arrested Downtown

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 8:00 AM

After a peaceful protest at police headquarters yesterday afternoon was followed by a night of destruction downtown, St. Louis Police arrested more than 80. In an early morning press conference, Acting Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole boasted that his troops had matters under control. See also: Downtown swelled with protesters...

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Chaotic Scene as St. Louis Cop Backs Through Protest Crowd (Video)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 7:17 AM

A tense moment on Sunday outside of police headquarters separated a long afternoon of peaceful marching from another night of broken windows and arrests. About 7:30 p.m. on the third day of protests following the acquittal of ex-cop Jason Stockley on a murder charge, an officer driving an unmarked...

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