Ferguson protests disrupt St. Louis-area malls
FERGUSON (AP) - Demonstrators have disrupted business at a pair of large suburban St. Louis shopping malls to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.
At least 200 protesters gathered on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday at the Galleria mall in Richmond Heights, about 10 miles south of Ferguson.
Several stores lowered their security doors or locked outside entrances as protests sprawled onto the floor while chanting, "Stop shopping and join the movement." The mall closed for one hour before reopening.
A group of 50 protesters then descended on West County Mall nine miles away in Des Peres. That mall also shut down in response to the protests.
No arrests were reported at either site.