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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 08:26 AM

On Third Day Of Demonstrations In Florissant, Protesters Vow To Keep Coming Back

Protesters angry at police use of force returned to Florissant on Sunday to again call for change and insist that they will not rest until police officers who harm people are held accountable.

Dozens of people gathered along Lindbergh Boulevard to decry police brutality in front of the Florissant Police Department, where some again attempted to repaint “Black Lives Matter” after their earlier work had twice been painted over with blue paint by people who support police.

After protesters chalked the lines for the words, a police officer ordered them off the street. When they tried to paint the letters police in riot gear pushed the crowd back and then arrested two people, who onlookers said were not among the painters. Police also confiscated paint and brushes, returned later to order protesters to leave and arrested two others.

Protesters said police continue to use tough tactics to break up peaceful demonstrations. They were particularly unhappy that police stopped the painting and that it wasn't clear who officers took into custody.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/third-day-demonstrations-florissant-protesters-vow-keep-coming-back

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Mon Jun 22, 2020, 08:32 AM

1. Walking down West Florrisent Road feels like the city is gonna explode

Pokey wrote this after Mike Brown's killing

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