Protests can stop the mu­sic

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS - GI­ANT veg­etable grower Pe­ter Ian Neale, from New­port, wheels his gi­ant award-win­ning cab­bage at the Har­ro­gate Au­tumn Flower Show In Eng­land. The cab­bage weighed in at 25.4kg. Gar­den­ers and hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ists from across Britain de­scend on the York­shire S

ED Sheeran’s sold-out show in St Louis was can­celled last night for the same rea­son cited ear­lier by U2 when the band can­celled its night per­for­mance be­cause po­lice say they can­not guar­an­tee se­cu­rity as the city faces on­go­ing protests.

Hun­dreds protested Fri­day and Satur­day, and po­lice clashed with a crowd out­raged over the ac­quit­tal of a white for­mer po­lice­man ac­cused of mur­der­ing a black man.

In a sec­ond day of protests over the judge’s rul­ing in the 2011 shoot­ing death, hun­dreds chanted “Shut it down” and waved fists in the air as they marched through West County Cen­tre in Des Peres.

Po­lice were out in force but there were no skir­mishes, un­like the pre­vi­ous night, when nine of­fi­cers and a state trooper were in­jured, and at least 23 peo­ple were taken into cus­tody.

Demon­stra­tors in St Louis at the week­end.

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