More protests tar­get ex-of­fi­cer’s ac­quit­tal

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Noisy demon­stra­tors dis­rupted up­scale sub­ur­ban malls on Saturday and later marched through a pop­u­lar dis­trict of bars and restau­rants to protest a white St. Louis po­lice of­fi­cer’s ac­quit­tal in the killing of a Black man, but the sec­ond day of protests was peace­ful fol­low­ing sporadic van­dal­ism and vi­o­lence a night ear­lier.

A few hun­dred peo­ple shouted slo­gans to de­cry the judge’s ver­dict Friday clear­ing ex-of­fi­cer Ja­son Stock­ley of first-de­gree mur­der in the 2011 shoot­ing of An­thony La­mar Smith.

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