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St. Louis Protests Enter Fourth Day in Wake of Former Policeman’s Acquittal

Protesters took to the streets of downtown St. Louis on Monday after three nights of arrests and scuffles with police during demonstrations against the acquittal of a former police officer for killing a black man in 2011. More than 80 people were arrested late Sunday, when police in riot gear used pepper spray and detained demonstrators who had defied orders to disperse following larger, peaceful protests. The violence evoked memories of riots following the 2014 shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in nearby Ferguson. The protests followed…

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Protests Against Officer’s Acquittal Enter Second Day in St. Louis

Protests gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, for a second day Saturday, sparked by the acquittal of a white police officer charged with murder in the death of a black man. Several hundred people walked through two malls in a suburban area of the city. Protesters shouted, “Black lives matter,” and “It is our duty to fight for our freedom,” as they marched in a mostly peaceful demonstration. The band U2 also announced Saturday morning that it was canceling a concert, planned for Saturday night in St. Louis. The musicians said…

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