Police, protesters clash in south city; 8 arrests made

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Protesters squared off with police in south city for the second night in a row. The demonstrators are seeking justice for armed teen, Vonderitt D. Myers.

Myers, 18, was shot and killed by an off-duty St. Louis police officer on Wednesday, October 8th.

The corner of Grand Avenue and Arsenal was the center for the latest round of protests Thursday night. The unrest began around 12:15 a.m. at the intersection near Tower Grove Park. The confrontations between police and protesters included a knife thrown at police, American flags burned, and police using pepper spray.

St. Louis police officers, some in full riot gear, tried to disperse a crowd of nearly 150 protesters. As the group moved off of the street into Tower Grove Park, they were told to disperse because the park was closed.

There were a total of eight people were arrested during civil disobedience. One person was in Possession of Marijuana, five were booked for Unlawful Assembly and two were taken in for Property Damage.

Two police vehicles were damaged along with a medicine shop located at Grand and Juniata.  One police officer was hit in the arm with a brick.

Most of the crowd left the area around 1:45a.m., after heavy rain started to fall.

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