Weather dampens weekend protests in Clayton
CLAYTON, Mo. - A cold, steady rain dampened the start of weekend protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown and other police-involved incidents.
Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October events expected 6,000 participants from the St. Louis area and across the country. But the initial protest Friday outside the St. Louis County prosecutor's office in Clayton didn't draw nearly that amount.
Demonstrators huddled beneath umbrellas and ponchos as they renewed their call for county prosecutor Bob McCulloch to charge Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 death of the unarmed Brown. A state grand jury is reviewing the case.
Additional demonstrations are planned Friday in Ferguson and in St. Louis, where 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers was fatally shot by a city officer Wednesday night. Police say Myers shot at the officer.