Employees kick woman at St. Louis gas station; protesters march after video goes viral

ST. LOUIS, MO — Two gas station employees were taken into police custody after video shows them kicking a woman in front of their convenience store. EMS responded to the scene.
The incident at Northside Oil located at Goodfellow and Delmar is being shared widely on social media Tuesday.

A store employee tells FOX 2 that two workers were taken into custody by St. Louis Metropolitan Police at around 1:30pm Tuesday. The clerk tells FOX 2 that one of the two people in police custody is the owner of the gas station.

Police say the incident is still under investigation. The St Louis Circuit Attorney's office says charges have not yet been issued in this case.

Shemika Russell shared the video of the store employees kicking the woman to her Facebook page at around 10am. The post has been shared over 1,500 times in five hours.

Protest group Expect Us writes on Facebook, "We are calling for accountability. He had no right to kick her!!"

Demonstrators arrived at the store shortly before 4pm. They closed down the story by protesting in the parking lot, and parking in front of the pumps. At its peak, the protest had 50 people and ended with a group prayer before dispersing.

There were multiple St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers at the scene. They left after the group dispersed. There were no arrests made at the scene.

Police say that the earliest they’ll apply for warrants against the two men arrested would be Wednesday. No charges will come in the case today.

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