Weekend of peaceful protests ends in friction

Sal Siciliano

Protesters gathered in St. Louis over the weekend, triggered by the two month anniversary of the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. involving Michael Brown and a recent shooting of Vonderrit Myers Jr. in St. Louis’s Shaw neighborhood, according to Vice News. Peaceful rallies for what has been dubbed “Ferguson October” began on Friday with gatherings outside of the Ferguson Police Department. These gatherings continued into Saturday with more than 3,000 demonstrators marching through St. Louis streets, according to Vice News. On Sunday morning, however, police, armed with pepper spray and riot shields began arresting more than a dozen protesters  who were gathered outside of a gas station in what was supposedly a peaceful sit in.