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Protests Turn Violent in St. Louis Following Not Guilty Verdict
Violence erupts after the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former police officer, who was charged with the shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith.
Protesters yell at law enforcement officers outside the old courthouse steps on Sept. 15, 2017 in downtown St. Louis, after a judge found a white former St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man, Anthony Lamar Smith, who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase in 2011.
Protesters march through the city streets following a not guilty verdict.
A protester holds the U.S. flag upside down, in protest, as he gathers with others in St. Louis.
Members of National Park Service watch as protesters pass the Old Courthouse after the not guilty verdict was announced.
A man holds a rifle as he walks with a group of fellow protesters carrying weapons in downtown St. Louis.
A woman holds a U.S. flag upside down, in protest.
St. Louis police stand-off with protesters after the not guilty verdict of Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith.
Protesters are blocked by police as they attempt to walk down a ramp to Interstate 64.
Protestors demonstrate during a protest following a not guilty verdict.
A protester raises his arm in the air while marching with others at dusk.