ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – About 200 demonstrators marched from Christchurch Cathedral to the Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse as a part of the “Moral Monday” protests . They are marking the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.
Many are carrying signs, chanting and praying to make the point that #BlackLivesMatter. They say that all lives matter but African Americans need better treatment by police and the court system. They want the Justice Department to take action.
Demonstrators crossed police barriers at around 1:30pm. About 50 protesters have been placed under arrest.
Organizers have more events planned for the remainder of the day. In the past the day of civil disobedience has included blocking highways and shutting down big businesses across St. Louis County.