Five Protesters Arrested in Ferguson During 'Liberation Party'

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Four weeks after protesters first took to the streets to express their anger over the acquittal of former St. Louis officer Jason Stockley, a demonstration in Ferguson led to five arrests.

The arrests happened around 8:40 p.m. last night during what had been billed as a "Liberation Party." Officers swept up five people out of a group of approximately 50 that had been blocking South Florissant Road.

Freelance photographer Daniel Shular captured four of the arrests on video.

St. Louis Public Radio reported that police gave three orders to disperse before moving in for the arrests. The five were reportedly charged with "impeding traffic."

Organizer Cori Bush expressed her outrage on Twitter.

Livestreamer Heather De Mian tweeted just after midnight that the five had been released from the St. Ann jail.

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Sarah Fenske

Sarah Fenske is the executive editor of Euclid Media Group, overseeing publications in eight cities. She is the former host of St. Louis on the Air and was previously editor-in-chief of the RFT and the LA Weekly. She lives in St. Louis.
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