Protestors say one woman was shoved by the Business Manager of the St. Louis Police Officers Association.
The Lieutenant Governor expressed his displeasure with protestors who interrupted the swearing-in ceremony.
Protestors are shutting down Olive in front of the St. Louis Police Department Headquarters. KMOX’s Jessica Machetta was on the scene.
After two years of hearings on complaints of homeless loitering, crime and urination, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s Board of Public Service voted to shut down the Rev. Larry Rice’s New Life Evangelistic Center.
Demonstrators marching from Ferguson to Missouri’s capital to protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown were met with opposition as they passed through a rural town.
Democratic Missouri state senator and University City school board member, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, says she and local education officials have been changing their curriculum to “prepare” students to protest the Ferguson decision.
Tuesday morning brought another phase of the protest in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision.
With a decision by a Ferguson grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and “minimize needless confrontation” with protesters.
Police say of the five people arrested, none were from Ferguson.
Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Missouri Highway Patrol captain placed in charge of security in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death was both vilified and praised for appearing to sympathize with protesters.