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Photos show rage in St. Louis as another cop is acquitted

by Carina Wong
Sep 18 2017, 7:23pm
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ST. LOUIS — Protests erupted throughout St. Louis following a not-guilty verdict in the Jason Stockley trial. An organizer led hundreds of people across Kingsland Avenue, holding two upside-down American flags with “No Justice. No Peace.” scrawled across them.

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As the sun set, organizers led the protest down Delmar Boulevard, with participants crowding intersections and dispersing themselves strategically to block traffic.

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A protestor led a chant as the growing protest continued down Delmar Boulevard.

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A protester walked by an officer on Delmar Boulevard. While rallies have been generally peaceful, the police presence has been heavy and some demonstrations have devolved into chaos with agitators damaging storefronts.

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The crowd swelled as passersby and families dining on Delmar Boulevard joined the demonstration.

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Protester Dhoruba Shakur armed himself as the crowd headed down Delmar Boulevard. Missouri is an open-carry state.

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Cori Bush led a chant as the protest made its way down Skinker Boulevard, halting a truck in its path and shutting down traffic.

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Demonstrators documented the rally as night fell.