Filed under: Live Coverage, Midwest, Police
Originally posted to It’s Going Down
— ѕyndιcalιѕт (@syndicalisms) August 20, 2015
At least 9 people were arrested after St. Louis police shot and killed an African-American man, Mansur Ball Bey, who was fleeing police while they attempted to serve a search warrant in the northern party of the city. In the wake of the killing, crowds poured into the street, where they were met with military police tanks and tear-gas. People cursed the police, burned American flags, erected barricades, and chanted “Black Lives Matter.”
This latest killing happens on the one-year anniversary of the St. Louis police killing of Kajieme Powell, 25, who was killed by police on August 19th, 2014, only 10 days after Mike Brown was shot and killed by Darren Wilson in Ferguson.
After the shooting, people poured into the streets as police responded with military tanks and later tear-gas and projectiles.
They are moving towards protesters pic.twitter.com/NAOqH2sLXT
— Search4Swag (@search4swag) August 19, 2015
— Heather ♿📷📱 (@MissJupiter1957) August 19, 2015
— King D Seals (@KingDSeals) August 20, 2015
In response, barricades were set on fire in the street.
— Ohun Ashe 🌻🌼🌞 (@Ohun_Ashe) August 20, 2015
People later set fire to a vacant building and a car.
Protecting an abandoned property pic.twitter.com/JswvvASyqr
— Search4Swag (@search4swag) August 20, 2015
— Anonymous (@TheAnonMovement) August 20, 2015
— ReWyldStL (@ReWyldStL) August 20, 2015
Tags: St. Louis