Violent Protests Force Ed Sheeran And U2 To Cancel Their Concerts

18 September, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • The Latest: Protesters expected to reconvene for 3rd day

Police were prepared for a second night of protests after Friday's demonstrations led to several clashes - including rocks thrown at a police auto 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.

St. Louis Police said the woman in the video was disobeying orders and has been charged with interfering.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says protesters arrested for breaking shop windows in the St. Louis suburb of University City overnight and are in jail and will face felony charges.

Stockley had fired five shots at Smith, following a high speed police chase after he believed he witnessed the man engaging in a drug deal.

Noisy demonstrators disrupted shopping at suburban malls and marched through a district of bars and restaurants on Saturday, but the protests were peaceful following sporadic vandalism and violence a night earlier. The area had been the scene of a tense but calm march earlier in the evening that ended with organizers calling for people to leave and reconvene Sunday afternoon.

The Latest: Protesters expected to reconvene for 3rd day
Violent Protests Force Ed Sheeran And U2 To Cancel Their Concerts

Rock giants U2 and pop star Ed Sheeran have called off concerts in St Louis, as the U.S. city braced itself on Sunday (Sept 17) for a second day of protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man.

The police made use of tear gas when protests took a violent turn in front of the forces of the order, at the end of the day. The canceled St. Louis concert was set to take place at The Dome at America's Center on Saturday night.

But a small group of protesters refused to go. Hundreds of police in riot gear moved in.

Eleven law enforcement officers sustained injuries from Friday's violent protests in St. Louis, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced Saturday night.

On Friday, Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson acquitted former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley, 36, of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. Local police said they weren't in a position to "provide the standard protection" required for the audience because of ongoing civil unrest in the city.


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