Police Say Officers Injured in St. Louis Rioting

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Starting on Friday, hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists protested in St. Louis in response to a judge acquitting a police officer who shot a back man. Multiple police officers were injured and property was destroying, including the mayor’s home.

 

The Missouri police officer in question, Officer Jason Stockley, reportedly said he was “going to kill this motherf**ker” on radio scans prior to the incident with Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011. Stockley was on trial for first-degree murder.

Throughout the weekend, the St. Louis Police Department reported multiple officers were injured during the protests. Other people were also injured in the chaos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, the police department issued a statement saying that so far, eleven police officers have been injured:

 

 

 

As of Saturday morning, there had been 33 arrests made in relation to the rioting:

 

 

Saturday evening into Sunday morning, the police tweeted that debris had been thrown at officers and 7 were arrested:

 

 

Even reporters were not spared from the conflict:

 

 

Over the weekend, property was damaged throughout the city, including a library and Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The destruction even led Irish rock band U2 to cancel their scheduled concert in St. Louis out of concern for risking their fans’ safety.

Despite the carnage, destruction, and injured cops, a celebrity face made an appearance during the protests. Nick Cannon showed up wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey:

 

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