St Louis riot as cop freed

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - World -

Protests turned vi­o­lent for the sec­ond night on Satur­day af­ter the ac­quit­tal of a white for­mer St Louis po­lice of­fi­cer in the fa­tal shoot­ing of a black man.

The con­fronta­tion took place in the sub­urb of Univer­sity City, which had been the scene of a peace­ful march that ended with or­gan­is­ers call­ing for peo­ple to leave.

But a small group of pro­test­ers re­fused to go, lead­ing to hun­dreds of po­lice in riot gear even­tu­ally mov­ing in.

The sud­den erup­tion of vi­o­lence had fol­lowed a day of peace­ful demon­stra­tions.

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