Protests about Stockley verdict turn violent for a second night


University City Police requested assistance Saturday after peaceful protest turned violent when debris was thrown at officers.
Photo courtesy of St. Louis Police Department’s Twitter page.

J.T. BUCHHEIT | Chief Copy Editor

More arrests were made during the second night of protests in St. Louis after mostly peaceful daytime demonstrations turned violent in the Delmar Loop, according to the St. Louis Police Department’s Twitter page.

Police at the corner of Skinker and Delmar boulevards ordered crowds of protesters to disperse about 11:45 p.m. Seven people were arrested when they threw debris at officers and were charged with assault, property destruction and resisting arrest, police said.

Eleven police officers were injured by protesters after responding to various locations in the area. Among the wounds were a head injury sustained from a thrown bottle. Multiple officers were hurt by thrown bricks. Some were treated on the scene, others were conveyed to a hospital and some refused treatment.

Most of the property damage included shattered windows at establishments such as Subway, Walgreen’s and Evangeline’s Bistro. Protesters also broke windows in Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home and threw paint onto the house.