Protesters escorted out during Stenger’s St. Louis County Executive acceptance speech

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Democrat Steve Stenger won the St. Louis County Executive race by less than 2,000 votes.  The slim margin is less than 1% of all ballots cast on Tuesday.  It was a very tight race between Stenger and Republican Rick Stream.  His moment of victory was interrupted by Ferguson protesters.

During Stenger’s acceptance speech demonstrators started yelling.   Some chanted  “Free Speech” while being escorted out of the victory party by St. Louis County police. A group of about 15 protesters then gathered outside of the building.  Some were arrested.

In the wake of the deadly police shooting of Michael Brown, County prosecutor Bob McCulloch has come under fire and so has Stenger.  A splinter group of African American Democrats even endorsed Stream.

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