Anger brew­ing over fa­tal shoot­ing of black man

The Courier-Mail - - WORLD -

ST LOUIS: Protests turned vi­o­lent for a sec­ond night fol­low­ing the ac­quit­tal of a white for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer in the fa­tal shoot­ing of a black lack man, with a small group of demon­stra­tors re­fus­ing to dis­perse, break- ing win­dows at busi­nesses and throw­ing ob­jects at po­lice, who moved in with hun­dreds of of­fi­cers in riot gear to make ar­rests.

The con­fronta­tion took place in the Del­mar Loop area of Univer­sity City, a sub­urb about 16km west of St Louis near Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity known for con­cert venues, restau­rants, shops and bars. Univer­sity City h had ear­lier been the sc scene of a tense but c calm march to prote test a judge’s rul­ing c clear­ing ex-of­fi­cer Ja Ja­son Stock­ley of fi first-de­gree mur­der in the 201120 shoot­ing of 24year-old An­thony La­mar Smith. Ed Sheeran and Ir­ish rock­ers U2 can­celled con­certs sched­uled for St Louis, cit­ing se­cu­rity con­cerns.

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