St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar defended the decision not to more forcefully defend property the night of the Michael Brown Grand Jury decision.
At 8 p.m. Friday, crews will shut down the depressed section of Interstate 44 and I-44 and Interstate 55 ramps to the Poplar Street Bridge so they can tear down the Memorial Drive ramp.
The protesters have made their presence felt downtown – about 200 of them first gathered on the steps of the Old Courthouse, holding a mock trial for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch and police.
A new tent city for the homeless has popped up just north of downtown St. Louis, not far from where the city bulldozed a homeless village a year and a half ago.
The mayor, the police, social workers and church pastors call for an end to the rising wave of shootings in the city.
Police say it happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Locust near Tucker.
Drinks will be served in bio-degradable, corn-based cups.
The city’s annual Go! St. Louis Marathon kicks off Sunday morning. For commuters, that means a string of road and ramp closures.