More than 1,000 protesters shouted slogans at riot police in St. Louis in the early hours of Monday near the climax of four days of street rallies and sit-ins over the police shootings of two black 18-year-olds.
Many on the night march chanted, “Indict, convict, put the killer cops in jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell,” in the city where a white off-duty officer shot and killed teenager Vonderrit Myers Jr. last week. Police said the youth had opened fire.
Almost two months to the day earlier, another white officer shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson after what police described as an altercation.