Protest leads to closing of St. Louis City Hall

2 years 5 months 1 week ago December 17, 2014 Dec 17, 2014 Wednesday, December 17 2014 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:32:05 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters upset with police over their handling of demonstrations related to the Michael Brown shooting managed to shut down St. Louis City Hall.

About 75 demonstrators who marched from St. Louis police headquarters on Wednesday were locked out of City Hall. The closing also affected office workers and citizens attempting to do city business.

Several members of the city's Board of Aldermen joined protesters outside the building in support of their efforts to gain entry. No arrests were reported and the protest was peaceful.

Protesters claim police have been intentionally targeting demonstration leaders for arrest. The St. Louis region saw unrest after Brown was killed by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9, and protests were renewed last month when a grand jury chose not to indict the officer.

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