Protesters block highway traffic in St. Louis, many arrests

2 months 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, October 03 2017 Oct 3, 2017 Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:22:37 PM CDT October 03, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press
(Photo courtesy: KSDK)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested several people after a group of protesters blocked lanes of traffic on Interstate 64 in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports many demonstrators were taken into custody Tuesday night after they got off the interstate and began marching down another street. The exact number of arrests is unknown.

State Rep. Bruce Franks of St. Louis said on his Twitter page that he was getting "locked up!"

Demonstrations have been happening since mid-September, when a judge acquitted white former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of black drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith.

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