Tag: protests

Speakers at St. Louis County Council call for an independent investigation of the St. Louis County PD

Protesters interrupted the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday, calling for an independent investigation of the St. Louis County Police Department. On Saturday, multiple protesters were arrested while they marched through the Saint Louis Galleria. Before police moved in, the officers reportedly gave orders to the protesters to disperse. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, the protesters began to act disorderly and were reportedly throwing trash cans within the mall. The police made […]

National Survey: Americans disagree with NFL players protesting the national anthem

Recently players of the National Football League (NFL) have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality, but it doesn’t seem to be popular with its fans according to a new national poll. According to a Remington Research Group poll surveying whether they support NFL players protesting the national anthem, 64 percent stated that they disagreed with the players’ actions. The poll which was conducted September 25 and had 1,6333 […]

Protesters march on Clayton

Over the beats of drums and chants, demonstrators rallied onto various locations near the City of Clayton. Originally, the protesters were scheduled to meet at Shaw Park but organizers decided to move the march to the Saint Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights. Protests are peaceful thus far. Marching by a @RHPoliceDeptMo officer. #StockleyProtest pic.twitter.com/HjHABztIvt — Brian (@BrianRobbins9) September 20, 2017 Once at the shopping mall, protesters congregated near the main entrance near the Cheesecake Factory […]

Multiple closures in Clayton ahead of protest

Due to the scheduled protests in Clayton, many of the area’s community athletic centers are scheduled to close on Wednesday. Starting at 5 p.m. protests are planned to take place at Shaw Park in response to the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley. The City of Clayton has made the following closures and cancellations: The Shaw Park Tennis Center will close at 3:30 p.m. The Center of Clayton will close at 4:30 p.m. […]

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger issues statement on Clayton protest

“In advance of the planned protest later this afternoon in Clayton, I have met with County Police Chief Jon Belmar and his staff. They have a plan in place that is designed to protect the public, the businesses of Clayton and any demonstrators planning to gather here in order to lawfully exercise their right of free speech. Since Friday, thousands of our fellow citizens have assembled throughout the area to protest in the name of […]

Demonstrations regarding Stockley verdict will take place in Clayton on Wednesday

Demonstrations protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley will reach Clayton on Wednesday. The demonstrations will take place at Shaw Park starting at 5 p.m. and called for others to join at the park with various Facebook posts. During Tuesday’s interview with Chief Kevin Murphy of the Clayton Police Department, Murphy said the Clayton police are prepared for any demonstration and will support the environment for peaceful protesting. “We do take a […]

Clayton PD prepared, should protests come to the city

A majority of the protests regarding the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley has been peaceful but after Saturday’s destruction of property in University City the Clayton Police Department is preparing for anything. During the demonstrations in University City, some protesters broke windows of businesses like Starbucks, Three Dog Bakery, Loop Living Furniture, and Iron Age Tattoo. Additionally, on the previous night, protesters reached St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house in the […]

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of Ferguson, one that dominated the news cycle in 2014. And speaking on the issue, then-Republican candidate Greitens told voters that if he were governor, he would have established a command presence in Ferguson and achieved “peace by the second night.” The […]

St. Louis Police Wives Association asking for donations for police officers responding to protests

In conjunction with the St. Louis Police Wives Association (SLPWA) announced that they were accepting donations today in support of police officers responding to the civil disobedience that has erupted in St. Louis in the wake of former police officer Jason Stockley’s acquittal on Friday.   Donations of water, sports drinks, soda, non-perishable food items, and personal hygiene items are welcomed and encouraged. However, organizers of the donation drive were quick to point out that […]

Tensions rising as protesters march through downtown St. Louis

The streets of downtown St. Louis on Friday were full of protestors and St. Louis area police officers trying to keep the peace. Tensions between the two were tested as multiple protestors were pepper sprayed when they tried to block police vehicles and officers on bicycles. Some protestors were handing out food and bottled water to help keep other marchers hydrated but some in the crowd used the bottled water as projectiles against police armed […]