15 arrested in Ferguson demonstration

2014-11-29 11:09
Michael Brown (file, AP)

Michael Brown (file, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Ferguson - Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police department to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old.

Several stores lowered their security doors or locked entrances as at least 200 protesters sprawled onto the floor while chanting, "Stop shopping and join the movement," at the Galleria mall in Richmond Heights a few miles south of Ferguson, Missouri, where officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, who was unarmed, in August.

The action prompted authorities to close the mall for about an hour on Friday, while a similar protest of about 50 people had the same effect at West County Mall in nearby Des Peres. Several dozen demonstrators led to a temporary closure of the Chesterfield Mall.

Later on Friday night, a group of about 100 protesters marched down West Florissant Avenue Florissant in front of the city's police and fire departments chanting, blocking traffic and stopping in front of some businesses.

Fifteen people were arrested, according to Missouri department of public safety spokesperson Mike O'Connell. He said charges would include peace disturbance and impeding the flow of traffic, and two people would be charged with resisting arrest and one with assault.

Monday night's announcement that Wilson wouldn't be indicted for fatally shooting Brown prompted violent protests that resulted in about a dozen buildings and some cars being burned. Dozens of people were arrested.

Read more on:    michael brown  |  darren wilson  |  us

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.