ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – What started out as a peaceful protest became aggressive Thursday in south St. Louis.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says police moved into a crowd of protestors Thursday night because some of them became violent.
Dotson said at one point, a knife was thrown at an officer as well as rocks and bricks.
There was some property damage during the protests including a pharmacy and a police car.
Dotson says several flags were torn down and burned by unruly protestors.
Two people were arrested.