ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Law enforcement officers in the St. Louis area will work 12 hour shifts as they prepare for a weekend of protests. According to our partner's at the Post-Dispatch, at least two officers will respond to every call no matter how minor the situation.
Protesters are using the website, fergusonoctober.com, to encourage people to flood the St. Louis, Clayton and Ferguson areas this weekend. The "Weekend of Resistance" is all in response to police shootings. A spokesman expects more than 6,000 people to participate in the various protests and rallies. People are seeking and offering rides from as far away as Massachusetts, Florida and California.
During some of the past protests, people from out of state have been arrested. According to police, they're responsible for some of the violence.
The first planned protest is set to take place on Friday, October 10th, as protesters rally to County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch`s office in Clayton.
On Saturday, October 11th, protesters plan to march in downtown St. Louis.
Lastly, on Sunday, October 12th, there will be an interfaith event.
Organizers say other rallies may be held in area throughout the weekend but details have yet to be announced.