St. Louis: Black Lives Matter Protesters Hold ‘F*** The Police’ Banner
A number of protesters associated with the Black Lives Matter movement were seen marching with a banner that reads, “F*** The Police” in St. Louis this weekend.
Protests broke out Friday and have continued all weekend. During the day, protests are generally peaceful, while at night, violence and rioting occurs.
Protesters are angry about the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black male in 2011. The officer was announced not guilty on Friday.
Since then, rioters have damaged businesses, attacked police, stomped on cars, and burned flags. Over 80 arrests were made Sunday. (RELATED: Here Are 10 Pictures That Capture The St. Louis Protests)
Acting Police Commissioner Larry O’Toole told CNN, “Some criminals assaulted law enforcement officers and threw chemicals and rocks at them,” adding, “All of the officers’ injuries were minor or moderate. All will be returned to duty soon.”