St. Louis: 17 Protesters Arrested After They Threw Rocks at Cops, Tried to ‘Storm’ Convenience Store

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(From The Blaze) ST. LOUIS (TheBlaze/AP) — Seventeen protesters were arrested in a convenience store parking after “attempting to storm” the business and “throwing rocks” at police early Sunday morning, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said.

Dotson tweeted several times about the activities of protesters gathered at the Quicktrip parking lot amid a four-day summit in St. Louis to protest the early August police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Police said in an email that there were no reports of injuries or property damage and that the arrests were for unlawful assembly.

The QuikTrip lot is near where 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers was killed after police said he opened fire on an off-duty officer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The most recent shooting reignited anger among residents and set the stage for the late-night protest.

Protest leaders said no rocks were thrown at officers, the Washington Post reported.

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