Sept 16, 2017
An estimated 1,000 protesters angry over the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black suspect surrounded the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, broke two windows, and threw red paint at the residence before some 200 riot police arrived and dispersed the crowd, it was reported late Friday.
Ten police officers were injured as cops moved to quell the violence, police said.
It was not known if Krewson, a Democrat, was home at the time of the protest, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
At one point, protesters were able to walk up to the front door of the house and knock on it, according to the Post-Dispatch.
The protesters then gathered on the lawn and began shouting toward the home before police forced them back.
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This article was posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:43 am