St. Louis police arrest 13 protesters after four officers suffered injuries during demonstrations


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St. Louis police said they no longer consider a protest at a downtown intersection peaceful and the asked that demonstrators leave the area just hours after a judge on Friday acquitted a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man after a high-speed chase in 2011.

Four police officers were injured and 13 demonstrators were arrested, the St. Louis Police Department announced Friday evening.

The police department released video footage of a number of demonstrators doing damage to a police vehicle.

Hundreds of protesters marched through city streets after Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson announced Friday that white former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith, a black suspect.

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