Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Downtown Protests Are Peaceful the Day after 5 Arrested in Ferguson

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Downtown Protests Are Peaceful the Day after 5 Arrested in Ferguson

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ST. LOUIS * About 200 protesters marched through the streets of downtown St. Louis Saturday afternoon, the day after police arrested five protesters in front of the Ferguson police station.

The Ferguson action marked the fourth week of protests after a not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of a former St. Louis police officer. During the St. Louis action on Saturday, police took a hands-off approach, diverting traffic in their cruisers as protesters fanned out across downtown streets.

On Friday night, Ferguson police told a group of about 50 protesters two or three times to move away from south Florissant Road before making the arrests about 40 minutes after the crowd gathered. Most in the crowd moved to the sidewalk, but a few remained, according to several people at the scene. …

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