Protests can stop the music
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.