Anger brewing over fatal shooting of black man
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.