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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

By The Numbers: 93 Percent of Protesters Arrested Monday Night Aren't From Ferguson

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 9:45 AM

click to enlarge Police arrest protesters in Ferguson Monday night. - DANNY WICENTOWSKI
  • Danny Wicentowski
  • Police arrest protesters in Ferguson Monday night.

Of the 52 people arrested by St. Louis County police in Ferguson during protests Monday night and early Tuesday morning, only four are from Ferguson.

Most were arrested on the charge of refusal to disperse, says St. Louis County Police spokesman officer Brian Schellman. Police arrested one person on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, two for having active warrants or failing to appear at a court date, and one for interfering with a law-enforcement officer.

Another 47 people were arrested during protests Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the New York Times, though demonstrations were much more peaceful than the night of gunshots and tear gas that rocked Ferguson on Tuesday.

See RFT coverage of Monday night: -After Forcing Ferguson Protesters to March in Confined Protest Area, Tear Gas Again -PHOTOS: Police Restraint Tested in Ferguson -Amnesty International: "A Human-Rights Crisis" in Ferguson

Here's a breakdown of the people arrested between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday:

From the state of Missouri: Florissant, MO (7) Ferguson, MO (4) Jennings, MO (2) Flordell Hills, MO (1) Creve Coeur, MO (1) Hazelwood, MO (1) Bel-Ridge, MO (1) City of St. Louis, MO (15) Unincorporated St. Louis County (6)

From outside of Missouri: Washington, D.C. (1) Illinois (4) Maryland (1) California (1) Virginia (1) New York (4) Alabama (1) Texas (1)

"It is of note that 93 percent of those arrested were not Ferguson residents," Schellman says. "Of all those arrested, 27 percent were not residents of Missouri."

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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